Horse Power NEC Taupo NEC Christchurch

Cathy Douglas

Individual Sessions
Group Sessions
Extensive Farm Hacking and River Access
Port Lewis Saddle Impression Pad Available
Ride With Your Mind Biomechanics
Video analysis
Hire of Nga Tawa Arena                                                             

In the late 90’s I became increasingly disappointed with my own ability.  I had previously competed for many years in the UK, eventing and show jumping, and bringing on young Irish competition horses for a dealer. I also have my British Horse Society Intermediate Instructors Certificate.  Over time the horses I rode often presented similar problems, I did not improve and no coach seemed to really address or even identify what was going wrong.  I all but gave up.  However when I came across Mary’s first book I was blown away by how effective her coaching methods were.

I have travelled to Mary’s for a number of courses and coaching courses.  The horse’s welfare is a priority and my aim as a coach is to support riders learning through feedback from their horse.  This is not a different way of riding but a clearer way of understanding ‘feel’.  Mary has spent 20 years working out what talented riders do and as you can imagine it is a complex subject, but the difference with Ride With Your Mind  is how the rider is given clearer non aggressive support by a RWYM coach to enjoy the journey at any level of riding.

Some ‘Mary’ statements I think are great :- 

There are no stupid questions

You don’t know what you don’t know

What was the difference that made the difference

Keep peeling the onion

Further information on Mary Wanless ‘Ride With Your Mind’ Coaching –