Mary explains the dynamics of riding by using dismounted exercises which mimic the biomechanical challenges involved. Learning this muscle-use away from the horse can create fast and profound learnings which are then transferable to riding itself. These enable the rider to recognise and maintain a ‘neutral spine’, along with the balance, stability, and refined pelvic co-ordination which are needed to ride well.
Mary is joined by physiotherapists Anne Howard MPT; Catherine Hamber, MCSP, MAPA; and by Alexander Teacher Trisha Abrahamsen, MSTAT, BHSII. Together they illustrate the principles, the exercises, and some simple stretches which help to mitigate the muscle shortening which inevitably results from riding. 1hr 26min.
The Series II DVDs are of higher quality than Series 1, and were filmed in the USA in 1996.
This DVD is suitable for riders of all levels, as the excercises are relevant to everyone regardless of skill and experience.