Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind

Ep. 47 The turnings aids - a rampant example of deletion, distortion and generalisation.

March 15, 2021 Mary Wanless BHSI BSc Season 1 Episode 47
Ep. 47 The turnings aids - a rampant example of deletion, distortion and generalisation.
Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind
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Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind
Ep. 47 The turnings aids - a rampant example of deletion, distortion and generalisation.
Mar 15, 2021 Season 1 Episode 47
Mary Wanless BHSI BSc

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Whilst some people seem to be blissfully ignorant of the difference between riding in each direction, others are tortured by their experience of the ‘difficult rein’. When I ask people what they have been taught bout how to turn I get a variety of ‘interesting’ answers. 
You could well argue that straightness should have come before collection in these podcasts, as it does in the scales of training. But any attempt to make a non-linear subject linear will have flaws, and the elite riders I studied in my degree dissertation actually addressed straightness before anything else. We desperately need a 3D model that spirals in on the ideal, acknowledging the many iterations that lead us towards it by successive approximation.
Thinking of steering your horse along an imaginary line, so that he does not jack-knife at the withers. He then ‘turns like a bus’. This helps to wipe the slate clean, helping to you get the length of the sides of your body and his more equal. You have to ‘bus’ before you can bend!

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Whilst some people seem to be blissfully ignorant of the difference between riding in each direction, others are tortured by their experience of the ‘difficult rein’. When I ask people what they have been taught bout how to turn I get a variety of ‘interesting’ answers. 
You could well argue that straightness should have come before collection in these podcasts, as it does in the scales of training. But any attempt to make a non-linear subject linear will have flaws, and the elite riders I studied in my degree dissertation actually addressed straightness before anything else. We desperately need a 3D model that spirals in on the ideal, acknowledging the many iterations that lead us towards it by successive approximation.
Thinking of steering your horse along an imaginary line, so that he does not jack-knife at the withers. He then ‘turns like a bus’. This helps to wipe the slate clean, helping to you get the length of the sides of your body and his more equal. You have to ‘bus’ before you can bend!

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