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Your Position

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Your Balance

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Buying a horse property might be one of the most expensive purchases you ever make - so it is vital that you get it right. This book will guide you through the process, wherever you live in the world.

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I wish this book had been out when I bought my first horse property, it would have saved me a lot of anguish. I love the check list and I am using it as we look for our next property. Vicky, Texas, USA

This book has brought up so many points that I just would not have thought about if I had not read it. Thanks a million! Bob, Nottingham, UK

So many great pictures and such a straightforward way of explaining how to work out what is important, and what is not. Kirsty, Geelong, Australia

Our rough itinerary for the next year or so…

Oct 2015 to June 2016

Australia inc. QLD, NSW and VIC (maybe TAS too). Lots of Healthy Land, Healthy Pasture, Healthy Horses talks and some HRM riding clinics scheduled.

June 2016 to Oct 2016

Mainly UK, France and possibly other European destinations.

Oct 2016 to June 2017

Australia

The Workshops and Clinics page of our Equiculture website is a good place to find out what we are doing and when.

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Learn how to improve your balance so that you feel more secure when riding. This book is the second in this series and it shows you how to increase your balance. It contains 18 lessons for you to follow in your own time.

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What a simple way to improve balance, I now teach this method to all of my students, from beginners to advanced. Fiona, Toronto, Canada

I am now much closer to achieving a truly ‘independent seat’. Feeling secure and confident. Bring on the next book! Megan, Cambridge, UK

This book is very easy to follow and has saved me money. My own instructor is great but she does not cover these fundamental basics. Thank you Jane for making it so easy to improve my riding, Jan. Kent, UK

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Welcome to The Horse Rider’s Mechanic Website

Horse Rider’s Mechanic is a system for improving your riding that is simple to learn and simple to pass on if you teach. This website is the Internet home of myself, Jane Myers, AKA The Horse Rider’s Mechanic. To find out more about me go to About HRM. Scroll down this page for more information about this website and what it can do for you.

Horse Rider’s Mechanic simplifies the subject of rider biomechanics. What are rider biomechanics? The term biomechanics refers to the way our muscles, bones and joints work together as we move. When applied to riding it is particularly concerned with how the rider uses their posture and balance to ride.

Most riders aspire to having a good ‘seat’. A good seat not only looks good, it makes you a far more effective rider. Being told to ‘keep your hands still’, ‘sit still’, ‘push your heels down’ etc. is not really helpful when you are trying to improve your riding. You need to fully understand what your body is meant to be doing and why in order to improve your position  and balance.


The idea is not new, but rider instruction does not usually focus on this subject. If you have received any information at all about what you are meant to be doing with your body when you ride you have probably been instructed to ‘keep your hands still’, ‘sit still’, ‘push your heels down’ etc. Instructions such as these do not really help you much because they do not explain what you are really meant to be doing with your body when riding, and why.

The Horse Rider’s Mechanic system of riding fills in any omissions (in your foundations) and ‘irons out the kinks’, but, it also moves you quickly to a point where you can get back to doing what you enjoy most.

Once this is achieved you will ride without having to think too much about your position or balance or how you apply the aids because these skills will have become firmly entrenched in your subconscious mind.

Sometimes, the harder you try the harder it gets!

This website has many free articles and has information about how you can buy the Horse Riders Mechanic set of workbooks. On this website there is a large free introductory section of each of the workbooks (the whole chapter 1 of Workbook 1 and chapter 1 and part of chapter 2 of Workbook 2) so that you can begin reading each workbook and decide if it contains the sort of information you need.

The first workbook in the series Horse Rider’s Mechanic Workbook 1: Your Position looks in detail at the different areas of your body. It starts with your feet and works upwards, showing you how to check and where necessary, change the position, weighting and feel of each part of your body in turn. You should find that you have several ‘light bulb moments’ as you work your way through the sections. Your position totally affects how you ride, which in turn influences your horse’s locomotion and performance. You first need to gain the correct body position before you can further improve as a rider.

The next workbook in the series Horse Rider’s Mechanic Workbook 2: Your Balance is primarily concerned with your riding balance. It has a series of lessons for you to follow in your own time. It builds on what you have learned in Horse Rider’s Mechanic Workbook 1: Your Position. The balance lessons further improve and consolidate your position.

Remember: a rider’s position and balance are inextricably linked.


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