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Rider Biomechanics
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Table of Contents

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

About the Author

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.

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Mary Wanless - who's extremely well-known for her previous books dedicated to rider position (Ride With Your Mind) - has put more of her knowledge and training onto the pages or Rider Biomechanics... In some ways, she tells us, it can rather like the skin on a string of sausages - the fascia that is the fabric of our body, that is then the link into muscle and functional chains. 'Lines of pull'. Where the horse is concerned, these lines of pull are what we as riders, need to be aware of... Sounds simple here, but whether you tip forward, tip back, round your back or hollow it, draw your leg upwards, forwards or too far back, there is a complete explanation and reasoning behind it, through it and then working towards correcting it.

With disciplined training - we can all edge towards riding and looking as it we're sitting elegantly, not doing a lot!



-- Wendy Parsons * Essex Rider *

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