International Centre of Excellence for Rider Biomechanics



  • Height: 16hh
  • Sex: Mare
  • Colour: Bay
  • Breed: Welsh x TB
  • Age: 17yo
  • Owner: Mary Wanless
  • Joined Overdale: 2017
Shanti had been in private ownership, with the same owner since before she was backed.

She had done a variety of hacking and riding club activities.

She came to OEC in May 2015.

Shanti is generally forward going and also very responsive to each riders’ organisation, being particularly sensitive to contact through the rein, hollowing if she feels she is held in, so the rider needs to learn to control the tempo through their body.
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31aug - 2sepaug 3110:00 amsep 2Mary Wanless Course - 2 days

3sep - 7sep 37:00 amsep 7Mary Wanless Course - 4 days

12sep - 14sep 1210:00 amsep 14Mary Wanless Teacher Training - Basic

17sep - 19sep 179:30 amsep 19Mary Wanless Teacher Training - Advanced

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“Karin, thank you so much for teaching me how to ride. Having spent 30 years and thousands of pounds on lessons, being confused and never feeling in control, i.e. always anxious and not really enjoying riding.

I found you and after only a handful of lessons, where you’ve explained everything so clearly and identified several reasons why I haven’t been in control.

Today’s lesson was great and I feel for the first time in my life that I’m riding, more in control and loving it… if only I’d found you all those years ago.

Now back to my breathing and my riding hat!”Louise