Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind

Ep. 55 Good sides and bad sides

May 10, 2021 Mary Wanless BHSI BSc Season 1 Episode 55
Ep. 55 Good sides and bad sides
Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind
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Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind
Ep. 55 Good sides and bad sides
May 10, 2021 Season 1 Episode 55
Mary Wanless BHSI BSc

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Most people have a strength differential between their two boards, and don’t address this well - so as the weaker one becomes stronger, the stronger one gets in on the act and also gets stronger! But ‘bad sides’ do eventually become ‘good sides’, leaving the rider very confused. Ideally any asymmetry fix would involve both sides of the body, but the rider’s limited ‘brain space’ might make this impossible for a long time. 
The horse has two boards and three thirds just like the rider. If he were symmetrical, sitting on him would be like sitting on an oil drum, but he may have one long back muscle that’s like a flat roof whilst the other is like a sloping roof. The issues of steering are not yours alone - the sloping roof temps your seat bone on that side to slide away from the midline.

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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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Most people have a strength differential between their two boards, and don’t address this well - so as the weaker one becomes stronger, the stronger one gets in on the act and also gets stronger! But ‘bad sides’ do eventually become ‘good sides’, leaving the rider very confused. Ideally any asymmetry fix would involve both sides of the body, but the rider’s limited ‘brain space’ might make this impossible for a long time. 
The horse has two boards and three thirds just like the rider. If he were symmetrical, sitting on him would be like sitting on an oil drum, but he may have one long back muscle that’s like a flat roof whilst the other is like a sloping roof. The issues of steering are not yours alone - the sloping roof temps your seat bone on that side to slide away from the midline.

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