The 'How' of Riding
Simple Steps in Bite Size Chunks
10 LIVE 1hr lectures (and unlimited replays) direct from our indoor arenas, using a selection of real riders and horses, to bring The 'How' of Riding to you in a clear, logical way. We'll dig deep into the how of riding to allow your horse to work better for you.

Taught by Peter Dove, author of Master Dressage with star appearances from Mary Wanless BSHI BSc FRSA
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Turning & Rider Asymmetry
Sample from Lesson 3 : Rising Trot
Milly demonstrates in the video too little tone, and then the core strength and tone needed for good mechanics.
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Course Started on January 7th 1pm GMT 2017 and runs over five months
Lesson Content
Lesson 1 Alignment and Position

covering stirrup length, leg position, neutral spine, tone and typical positional problems. Includes introduction to stability.

Lesson 2 The Seat

covering seat bone control, seat bone movement, plugging in,
weight aids, 'driving with the seat' and supporting your own weight.

Lesson 3 Rising Trot Mechanism

covering how to stabilise the lower leg, how to maintain tempo control,
how to land correctly and typical mistakes in rising trot.

Lesson 4 Downward / Upward Transitions

covering upward transitions, achieving smooth transitions, aids in downwards transitions and typical problems.

Lesson 5 Turning Aids

covering leg, seat and rein aids for turning, typical turning problems and solutions, an introduction to asymmetry issues.

Lesson 6 Rein Aids

covering correctly holding the reins, how to passive resist, turning
rein, indirect rein, hand position, rein length and typical errors.

Lesson 7 Impulsion

covering tempo control, leg aids, training of the horse, trotting poles and typical mistakes.

Lesson 8 Canter

covering sitting to the canter, strike off into canter, typical seat
issues ( bouncing and seat coming away from saddle ) and tempo control.

Lesson 9 Sitting trot

covering the sitting trot mechanics, pre-requisites, learning strategies and typical problems.

Lesson 10 Problem Solving and Wrap Up

covering a wide range of rider/horse problems including clarification with audience interaction and direction.

All material and techniques used in this course are based wholly upon Ride With Your Mind training techniques. www.mary-wanless.com

Just some of what's included in the course...
Detailed Explanations

Photos from lessons with added graphics
to further demonstrate lesson content.

Help from our coaches!

3 Free Vouchers For Coaching

You will get 3 free vouchers for help. With each voucher you can submit a 2 minute video and a question to your assigned coach who will help you throughout the course,
Before And After Photos & Demonstrations


We have a selection of photos which show the difference changing the rider's position makes on the horse AND we will be demonstrating those differences live from the indoor arena.

During the lessons you will be able to see how different postures effect the horse in real time.
The Theory, The Practice LIVE


We'll explain, demonstrate and use a selection of riders and horse to show you the 'How' of Riding.
Lessons occur at the rate of approximately 2 per month

Mary Wanless is an internationally renowned coach, and is the author of the Ride With Your Mind
books. She coaches riders at all levels, from relative novices to two of the top 12 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.

Ali is a fully certified RWYM™ coach trained by the world renowned coach
and author Mary Wanless. Ali has also undertaken extensive training in the methods of Dr Andrew Mclean (Australian Equine Behaviour Centre – www.aebc.com.au) which she has developed in to her own Groundwork system under the title of Equine Learning Theory. She is a BHS AI and has a Diploma in Sports Psychology.

Peter has been riding, teaching and learning dressage for over 25 years, and is the author of Master Dressage, now available as a 2nd Edition, and co-author of Master Dressage; The Basics.
In the 15 years he has been at East Soley EC2000 he has judged and taught combined, some 9,000 riders competing at intro to elementary level and beyond.

Karin Major is a BHSAI, RWYM Coach and Feldenkrais (Movement) Teacher.
She is the resident instructor and owner of the riding school business at Overdale Equestrian Centre. Karin has been working with Mary Wanless since 2000 and has been based at Overdale EC since 2004. Karin’s main aim is to help people to improve the quality of their riding, (and the quality of their horses lives), their sporting performances and the quality of their lives in general.

Ali Byrne has been working in the horse industry for over 30 years coaching and training horses and riders of all standards. Ali has studied with the European Shiatsu School and is qualified in human and equine Shiatsu therapy. Ali holds the BHSII certificate, is a UK CC Level 3 coach and holds a certificate in the Human Back Rub.

PSG / Inter 1 rider and presenter of Dressage Yoga.
My training with the Cadre Noir, and my experience producing horses from foal to – at the moment Inter I – potential Grand Prix means I can equip riders to be the trainers of their own horses. Working with correct mechanisations of both bodies, produces natural, free expressive movements for dressage.

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Watch an Example of the Type of Training You'll Have Access to

This was taken from a previous 'On The Bit' series hosted by Mary
Wanless BHSI. When this course starts again live next year, this will be part of the membership.

Lectures coming over the next few months

Dressage Yoga - a series of 6 live webinars designed to improve your suppleness, strength and dressage position.
Equine Back Rub - a series of 4 live webinar teaching how to massage your horse and develop a closer bond.
Dressage Training - The Basics – a series of lectures designed to help you train your horse to Prelim/Novice/Level 1. We cover lots of different factors which help towards training your horse to compete successfully with high scores.
Horse & Rider Retraining
- lots of different horses/riders with many different problems solved via groundwork, rider biomechanics and competition training. Feldenkrais - a series of six live webinars on flexibility, co-ordination of movement, improving breathing habits and relaxation to assist your riding.

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