If you have a few riders at your barn who would be interested in trying some Ride With Your Mind Biomechanics, I will come to you.
What is RWYM Biomechanics? Here's a little excerpt from Mary Wanless' website:
'YES BUT THIS ISN'T DRESSAGE RIDING/COMPETITION RIDING/CLASSICAL RIDING...'
Oh yes it is! And though it isn't Western riding or Polo, it is the skills that the top few riders in each of these disciplines share, even though they may not recognise that fact. The laws of physics and biomechanics do not change when you change your riding discipline, and they have not changed over time. But by using different language to describe those skills we make them far more accessible and reproducible. Few trainers in any discipline can 'clone' riders who replicate their skills; but we can.
When riders use their body to say it in the language 'horse', their riding becomes extremely ethical, and horses miraculously 'get it'. It takes a while for new skills to become natural, but soon enough the rider appears to have talent!
I am happy to teach anyone and everyone, whether you are an eventer trying to improve your dressage scores, a trail rider trying to feel more secure going up and down hills, or a western rider doing western dressage. I can help dressage riders looking to move to the next level and riding school riders who have reached the limits of their current instructor as well. Nervous riders, nervous horses, and supportive auditors are encouraged!
Learn with your friends: have your trainer ride with me so they learn how to teach biomechanics to you.
Clinics can consist of only mounted lessons, or can include an hour long unmounted workshop, where I'll have interactive demos, illustrations, Q&A time, and show exercises riders can do at home to help build their muscle memory.
Rates vary depending on how far away your barn is and whether or not there is a "ring fee", but I try to keep the cost down so everyone can participate.
Contact me at Heart.of.Riding@gmail.com or call me at 240-587-RWYM and we can get started!