Through Rider Biomechanics one gains a complete understanding of the biomechanics of the rider via a new understanding of fascia, - the fabric of the body that links muscles into functional chains, rather like strings of sausages. Within both human and equine bodies these form 'lines of pull', affecting posture, movement, stability and mobility. Through clear 'how to' descriptions, coupled with copious illustrations, the reader learns how to rebalance the tension within and between one's own 'lines of pull'. The ultimate task is to use this developing awareness to rebalance the tension in the horse's 'line of pull', gaining much more influence over his carriage and movement. The secrets of talented riders are laid bare.
Mary Wanless is an internationally renowned coach, and the author of the highly successful Ride With Your Mind, For the Good of the Rider, For the Good of the Horse and Ride With Your Mind Essentials. She has also authored 12 DVDs. She coaches riders at all levels, from relative novices to elite riders, including some who have competed at the highest levels of international competition.She has BSc degrees in both Physics and Applied Sports Coaching, holds the BHSI certificate and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction PART 1: THE FASCIAL NET AND FEEL Chapter 1 - Fascia Chapter 2 - Feel PART 2: FRONT, BACK AND SIDES - THE OUTER SLEEVE Chapter 3 - The Rider's Front and Back Lines Chapter 4 - The Horse's Superficial Front and Back Lines and Riding Implications Chapter 5 - The Lateral Lines in Rider and Horse - the Intermediate and Outer Stability Systems PART 3: FUNCTIONAL LINES AND ARM LINES - PUSHING THE HANDS FORWARD Chapter 6: The Functional Lines Chapter 7: The Arm Lines PART 4: TWISTS, TURNS AND THE REAL DEAL OF THE CORE Chapter 8: The Spiral Lines Chapter 9: The Deep Front Line Conclusion - Riding as a Long-term Project Glossary Internet Connectivity Index