Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind

Ep. 46 The shape of the horse’s neck, and the ‘footprints in the sand’.

March 08, 2021 Mary Wanless BHSI BSc Season 1 Episode 46
Ep. 46 The shape of the horse’s neck, and the ‘footprints in the sand’.
Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind
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Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind
Ep. 46 The shape of the horse’s neck, and the ‘footprints in the sand’.
Mar 08, 2021 Season 1 Episode 46
Mary Wanless BHSI BSc

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Some horses have long flat necks, some have much sorter and more upright (lama) necks, but in all horses the neck vertebrae make the shape, like the spout of a teapot. The curves in the spout unfold become one single curve when the horse is grazing. 
In these recent podcasts, have I been saying ‘Do X?’ If so, know that there are now ‘footprints in the sand’ for you to follow. The schema I have introduced in these podcasts draws on geometry, anatomy, and the ability to ‘think your way into’ the horse’s body as well as your own. If this were well known at all levels of the sport, how much difference might that make, and what skills would have to be built along the way? Or would deletion, distortion and generalisation win the day?

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“Let’s get together…for a good discussion on my philosophy of learning and riding, and how this philosophy might have influenced your own riding, learning, and training.

I will be delighted to hear your feedback, answer your questions, and explain.

I hope you’ll join me!”
Mary

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Some horses have long flat necks, some have much sorter and more upright (lama) necks, but in all horses the neck vertebrae make the shape, like the spout of a teapot. The curves in the spout unfold become one single curve when the horse is grazing. 
In these recent podcasts, have I been saying ‘Do X?’ If so, know that there are now ‘footprints in the sand’ for you to follow. The schema I have introduced in these podcasts draws on geometry, anatomy, and the ability to ‘think your way into’ the horse’s body as well as your own. If this were well known at all levels of the sport, how much difference might that make, and what skills would have to be built along the way? Or would deletion, distortion and generalisation win the day?

FREE Webinar for Mary Wanless Podcast Listeners
20th August 2024, 19:30 BST
Click the banner on https://www.dressagetraining.tv

“Let’s get together…for a good discussion on my philosophy of learning and riding, and how this philosophy might have influenced your own riding, learning, and training.

I will be delighted to hear your feedback, answer your questions, and explain.

I hope you’ll join me!”
Mary