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Many common horse riding problems, including pain and discomfort when riding, can be attributed to poor rider position. Often riders are not even aware of what is happening to various parts of their body when they are riding. Improving your position is the key to improving your riding. It is of key importance because without addressing the fundamental issues, you cannot obtain an 'independent seat'.

This book looks at each part of your body in great detail, starting with your feet and working upwards through your ankles, knees and hips. It then looks at your torso, arms, hands and head. Each chapter details what each of these parts of your body should be doing and what you can do to fix any problems you have with them. It is a step by step guide which allows you to fix your own position problems.

After reading this book, you will have a greater understanding of what is happening to the various parts of your body when you ride and why. You will then be able to continue to improve your position, your seat and your riding in general. This book also provides instructors, riding coaches and trainers with lots of valuable rider position tips for teaching clients.

You cannot afford to miss out on this great opportunity to learn!

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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative and educational By Christine Meunier on February 11, 2015, Amazon The Horse Rider's Mechanic Workbook 1: Your Position offers an in depth look at the rider's position as a whole. Broken down into different segments, it addresses how the rider's feet, ankles, calves and lower legs as a whole should be positioned. It then moves onto the upper leg, the torso, upper body and head and their positioning. With each part of the body discussed, a description is provided along with notated photos of how the body should be positioned. In light of this, possible issues that may arise with each body part and its position are also discussed. Jane Myers points out incorrect riding positions and what can be done to fix certain issues. Throughout the text, further reading is provided in the form of links to articles on the Horse Rider's Mechanic website. Reference is also provided for further reading in the next two books in the Horse Rider's Mechanic series. Part 1 of these workbooks provides a great overall picture of how the rider should be positioned whilst horse riding. Better yet, it covers greatly, issues that may arise and how these can be corrected. It seems a wonderful text for bringing to light issues to the rider, that may otherwise have gone unknown and held the individual back from becoming a more effective rider. 5.0 out of 5 stars Your Horse's Health & Happiness is Profoundly Affected by Your Your Riding Posture By L. M. L. Wilson on June 5, 2015, Amazon Even experienced, long time riders can benefit from these books to fine tune their riding skills and to discover whether they have developed "bad" postural habits and how to change those habits and change their muscle memory to ride better. These workbooks (see my review of Volume 2) should be in every instructor's and riders self-help riding library because the author explains in simple language, the how to and why of proper position....and also the why of postures that make you an uncomfortable and unbalance load for your horse (which results in the horse's tension and pain and possible injury). Small books....worth every penny. 5.0 out of 5 stars Love it love it love it!!! By Sharann on May 19, 2015, Amazon The horse rider's mechanic is the only book on riding position you will ever need. It is comprehensively written by Jane Myers who is an expert in her field. The pictures and photos make the concepts simple and easy to understand. I wish I had this book years ago!

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