Introducing DressageTrainingOnline.com's newest permanently featured trainer, seat expert, Mary Wanless, of the UK! Mary works with Olympic riders on these exact issues, so no matter what your level you will benefit from the tutorials available. Mary is our newest permananetly featured trainer and we are pleased to have such a expert specializing in the riders seat and its affect on the horse! Mary is an internationally renowned coach, and is the author of the 'Ride With Your Mind' books, which have been translated into many languages. She has also authored 8 DVDs. She coaches riders at all levels, from relative novices to two of the top twelve US dressage riders, and some of the Canadian eventing squad. She has B.Sc. degrees in both Physics and Applied Sports Coaching, and holds the BHSI certificate.
Would you like to learn from one who can tell you exactly how to sit and to influence the horse? Would you like more 'feel'? Would you like to know what talented riders actually do, and why they cannot convey that knowledge in words? The way you sit has a profound influence on your horse, and for each little change that you make, he changes too. Learn how this works, and you're a winner! Your riding becomes extremely ethical, and your horse miraculously 'gets it'.
New Video - Mary teaches Linda Goldman, a new student, with her mid-teen Thoroughbred school horse who has foxhunted. Mary works on the "planes of up/down and back/front" with Linda to help her find her balance point and thereby influence Charcoal's speediness. Mary explains how few people know where vertical is as they sit in the saddle, and that the change to be truly vertical will feel huge. Mary also shows Linda the correct placement of the reins in her hands, and explains how her kicks to ask Charcoal to be more responsive should be "slaps" from the knee down with no movement from the knee up. The visual images Mary uses include "Keep your thigh rotated in", "Make a wall of your abdomen and push your guts against it", and "Keep advancing your collarbone".
New Video - Mary Wanless works with Kathy Mastragastino, looking at her symmetry and straightness in her riding position. She uses several phrases to create visual images that helps Kathy produce this; "Be the carousel pole", "Be the vacuum cleaner", "Foot light", and "Keep the prongs". This results in Kathy riding with a better position, and she is able to change her horses' balance.
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Did you know we have:
505 FEI level training videos (PSG thru GP)
480 national level training videos (training level thru 4th level)
65 videos focused on the judges view
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and alot more that doesn't fit into a category above!