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26771 Howard Chapel Dr
Damascus, MD, 20872


Rider Biomechanics coaching in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the Greater DC region. Emily teaches on school horses in Damascus, MD and travels throughout the region to do clinics and give biomechanics talks. Learn how to sit well, how to have a truly independent seat, legs and hands, and eliminate conflicting signals which confuse the horse. A student of learning theory, Emily uses the most modern coaching techniques, including deep practice and positive reinforcement, which have been proven to be some of the most effective methods of coaching to date.

Mary Wanless Fall 2017 Clinic


Clinics given by Emily and clinicians hosted by Heart of Riding

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Mary Wanless Fall 2017 Clinic

  • Great Strides 26771 Howard Chapel Drive Damascus, MD, 20872 United States (map)

Put your deposit in to reserve a spot in the next Mary Wanless Rider Biomechanics Clinic in Damascus, MD!

From Mary's website :

Would you like to learn with coaches who can tell you exactly how to sit and to influence the horse? Would you like more 'feel'? Would you like to know what talented riders actually do, and why they cannot convey that knowledge in words? The way you sit has a profound influence on your horse, and for each little change that you make, he changes too. Learn how this works, and you're a winner! Your riding becomes extremely ethical, and your horse miraculously 'gets it'.  


- Transform your riding: discover new skills, new insights, new horizons

- Solve your riding problems over a massive spectrum...

- From standing still to be mounted to uneven steps in passage!

- From the confidence to walk, trot, canter to the confidence to compete at your own next level

- From getting started to 'getting the horse on the bit'...

- From 'getting the horse on the bit' to good transitions and collection...

- From basic steering issues to the intricacies of straightness and lateral work

- Feel, see and understand the hidden 'how' of riding!

- Learn how to influence the horse in all paces

- Learn in 'bite-size chunks', in a supportive, safe environment

- Learn how to learn, using Kinaesthetic, Auditory, and Visual input

- Learn what 'talented' riders do, that they may not know they do

Shared rooms in the farmhouse will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Stabling and pasture may be more limited than usual but my hope is to be able to accommodate everyone.

Auditors are welcome - pay ahead of time and get a discount, or pay at the door in cash: $50/day.

The schedule is as follows: 2 riders in each lesson, riding at the same time each of the 3 days. Please let me know when signing up if you would like to ride at a particular time.

All 3 days - 9am to 5pm:
9am - lesson 1
10am - lesson 2
11am - lesson 3
Noon - Lunch in the lounge
1pm - Discussion/Q&A with riders and auditors in the lounge
2pm - lesson 4
3pm - lesson 5
4pm - lesson 6

For those interested in also attending the Teacher Training, which will be Oct 31, Nov 1 & 2 (Tues - Thurs), this Oct 27, 28, 29 Riding Clinic is a prerequisite for anyone who has not ridden in a clinic with Mary within the last 2 years.