Such as 1. A loss or lack of confidence. 2. An inability to move with your horse correctly. 3. Pain/discomfort when riding - usually from previous injuries, sometimes simply from incorrect position, balance, gear or even previous instruction. Developing 'independent seat' addresses these problems and is therefore vital. The Horse Rider's Mechanic shows you how to develop yours!
The first building block to being a better rider. You need to be able to arrange the various parts your body in such a way that you are in alignment and you are as easy as possible for your horse to carry. Good position is not just about 'sitting pretty' though, it is about - among other things - utilising gravity to help you to stay put! This is the start of developing an independent seat!
The second building block to being a better rider. Your balance can only improve when your body is in the correct alignment. Then you are in a position to be able to carry out specific exercises that are designed to rapidly improve your balance. This is done in a step wise manner. Your horse, in turn, feels your better balance and goes better - an ever increasing upwards spiral!
Six modules that take you step by step through a process of improving you position and your balance. Learn in your own time but by following the system you WILL vastly improve your riding.
Starting with your feet you are taken through each body part in turn. Each area of your body goes through a thorough check up and solutions are given if that area is not correct. This step-wise method is very thorough.
Starting with the walk, each pace has several lessons to work though that will rapidly increase your balance. Each lesson builds on what you learned in the previous lesson. You will be amazed at how well this works!
Each important point is described and shown so that no matter what your preferred learning style you will easily take it all in.
Extra information that supports the main subjects to help you and your horse improve and grow your partnership together.
A private group (non-Facebook) for people who are on the course to interact and ask questions of The Horse Riders Mechanic.
The Horse Riders Mechanic Workbooks are the backbone of the course but in addition to information from them being included in each module you also get them as whole books to print out if you wish (you can also purchase the paperback versions if you prefer).
As a bonus - you get this FREE copy of our book Horse Properties a Management Guide if you sign up to the course. This PDF book is worth £15.95 when sold separately.
This 76 page book is all about improving horse welfare and shows you how to create a win-win situation for yourself, your horse and the environment.
"What I love most about The Horse Rider's Mechanic System of riding (and teaching) is that it breaks what can be complex issues down into bite sized pieces and teaches you step by step what you really need to know."
"Jane has revolutionised my riding, plus many others that have attended clinics at my property 'The B B Ranch'. She just has such a great way of explaining to riders, both inexperienced and advanced alike."
"The Horse Rider's Mechanic System has made a huge difference to my relationship with my horse Milly. I have ridden all my life but Jane showed me how to fix some fundamental problems that were blocking our progression."
This is a very common problem - most instructors are not trained in how to teach position and balance and tend to concentrate on the horse rather than the rider - when you sort the fundamental issues out you will be able to carry on with your regular instructor and make better progress.
This course will complement the teachings of a good instructor rather than replace them.
Again, a common problem, there are many reasons why adults sometimes find it difficult to ride as well as they did when younger - particularly if they have a long break, once you understand the reasons and solutions you can start to improve!
There is so much conflicting information out there (on the internet in particular), some good, some bad. If you are new to riding you may be being told all the wrong information - make sure this is not you!
Past injuries and actual disabilities can hold you back, but mainly because you have not been shown how to get around them. No one has a 'perfect body' - it is all about learning how to maximise what you have!
A huge number of my clients are people who teach, as mentioned earlier, these subjects are not usually taught as part of regular riding coach education, give yourself a leg up and get ahead of the game!
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"Finding Jane was a turning point for me, before that I literally struggled for years - tying myself in knots - trying to do what I thought was the right thing. Jane's instruction certainly put me on the right track and fast. "
My teaching system has developed over many years. I have always been interested in how to improve the rider so that they can help their horse. I have had many, many influences over the years and I have taught riders of various levels - from complete beginners to very experienced competition riders - both in the UK and Australia.
I particularly enjoy teaching people who have lost confidence, people who are returning to riding after a long break and people who have physical issues that need to be worked around.
I believe that all learning should be enjoyable and fun. As much as is possible, learning to ride - or improving your riding - should not be complicated. My aim is to always explain what I mean in the simplest way possible.
Please take the time to read the testimonials on this page – these are just a sample of what I have received over the years.
I hope you let me help you in your quest to ride as well as you can.
"I got back to riding after a long break (to have a family) and was very disappointed with how much harder it seemed to be now that my body had changed somewhat. Jane help me to understand and to work with those changes rather than against them. Such a revelation!"
New and experienced riders, riders that have reached a 'road block, (sitting trot for example is a common road block), riders with old injuries, riders with actual disabilities, returning riders (after a long break for a career and/or to have a family). Pretty much anyone who rides and/or teaches other riders!
The reason this list is so long is because this information is not available elsewhere, so you are very unlikely to have come across it before. It is a very fresh approach that is the result of my many years of teaching riders of all levels.
Riders that already have fantastic position and balance - however, even the best riders will learn new ways of explaining things to their clients if they teach.
In fact, the best riders often have the most problem with explaining how they ride, because to them it is relatively easy. This is because they ride without having to think about what they are doing and therefore find it hard to explain to other riders.
So learning how to explain it can be a good idea!
I have had many experienced riders in my clinics over the years that have gained a LOT of knowledge from my fresh approach!
There are 6 modules which contain a total of 50 position checks and solutions plus 18 lessons. Of course, every rider is different but it will take some time to read the material and them some time to carry out the checks and the lessons.
The modules follow a logical sequence each one building on the last, this course literally has you covered from head to toe!
Allow a couple of hours each week and you should get through the course in a few months.
However, it is best not to think of it as having an end date, you would be better off dipping back in on a regular basis to check for updates and additions and to run through the checks and lessons again.
How does instantly sound? As soon as you click the button to enroll, I’ll be in your inbox with your login info so you can hop immediately into The Horse Rider's Mechanic Course.
Once in there you will also see a link to the exclusive online community group, so you can jump inside and begin chatting with like-minded go-getters, see what’s working for them, and ask me any questions you may have.
Absolutely! There is so much you can be doing right now that will help you to ride much better when you do eventually get your own horse. Or if you never end up owning your own horse, any horse you do ride in the future will benefit hugely from what you learn on this course!
Regardless of the type of riding that you do (Dressage, Western, 'Natural Horsemanship', 'pleasure riding', 'happy hacker' etc. etc. the fundamentals are the same. You need to have a stable and independent seat and you need to be balanced. So don't worry, The Horse Rider's Mechanic course is for you!
This course does not offer one-on-one coaching with myself - Jane Myers (AKA The Horse Rider's Mechanic). However, you do get access to my expertise in the exclusive online community group where I can answers all of your questions.
You can post photos and videos in there too!
The Horse Rider's Mechanic course is a single purchase download. This means that it is a one person per course. I am thrilled you are excited about this course and love that you want to share it, but everyone needs to purchase their own materials.
Yes, there is a 30 day money back - no questions asked - guarantee :) on the PDF books version of the course. If you buy the paperback version you will get all of your money back - minus the printing and postage costs of the books.
Become a part of The Horse Rider's Mechanic revolution. You will receive an article called 'The Elusive Independent Seat'.