Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind

Ep. 45 Can the hind legs of the horse push the front third up?

March 01, 2021 Mary Wanless BHSI BSc Season 1 Episode 45
Ep. 45 Can the hind legs of the horse push the front third up?
Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind
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Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind
Ep. 45 Can the hind legs of the horse push the front third up?
Mar 01, 2021 Season 1 Episode 45
Mary Wanless BHSI BSc

 ‘Kick the front of the horse up’ is a traditional idea that I have rarely seen work well in practice. Following the work of Tom Myers, I compare both the human and the horse’s core to the core of an apple, which is more than just a bulge in its middle, and it helps us understand how a horse can ‘coil its loins’. A good first introduction to accessing your horse’s core is the idea of a treadmill inside him, joining his seat bones to his lower neck. It can have glitches, and all sorts of issues that you might well be able to iron out. The idea of a small waterwheel between the tops of the horse’s shoulder blades led me to finally discover how ‘kick him up’ can actually work! 

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 ‘Kick the front of the horse up’ is a traditional idea that I have rarely seen work well in practice. Following the work of Tom Myers, I compare both the human and the horse’s core to the core of an apple, which is more than just a bulge in its middle, and it helps us understand how a horse can ‘coil its loins’. A good first introduction to accessing your horse’s core is the idea of a treadmill inside him, joining his seat bones to his lower neck. It can have glitches, and all sorts of issues that you might well be able to iron out. The idea of a small waterwheel between the tops of the horse’s shoulder blades led me to finally discover how ‘kick him up’ can actually work!