How to Effortlessly Improve Your Riding

Get the benefits of personal attention and innovative body-awareness exercises without leaving home! 

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Are you crooked, stiff or unbalanced on your horse?

Have you tried everything to improve your seat, posture and position? Are you confused about using your CORE?

Do you feel crooked, uncoordinated or stiff?

Are you frustrated that you can't ride as easily and elegantly as you'd like? Would you like to feel more coordinated, balanced and secure on your horse? 

Do your joints or muscles ache? Does riding make you sore?

Are your hips tight? Does your leg refuse to stay in position? Would you like riding to be easier and more comfortable for you AND your horse? 

Are you trying to overcome bad posture or injuries?

Do you wish you had the easy elegance of a runway model? Does your neck, shoulders or back ache? Are you recovering from an injury?   

You can be a better rider. Effortlessly.

  • Imagine the thrill of confidently cantering down a wooded trail. 
  • Picture yourself easily and elegantly navigating a jumper course. Or a dressage test. 
  • Your horse is happy, supple and athletic because you're longer getting in his way. You're more balanced and coordinated. Confident too.  

With an online Feldenkrais® session, I can help you make this dream a reality. Click the button below to schedule your session. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

I WANT TO IMPROVE MY RIDING

Here's What You'll Get with an Online Session:

Uncover Your Unique Patterns

Learn how your unique movement patterns create tension and restriction

Get Exercises Designed for YOU

I'll create Feldenkrais® exercises tailored for your specific needs

Video Gives Even More Benefits

You'll get the video recording of your session so you can keep on improving!  

Be the Rider Your Horse Deserves

Equestrian activities should be enjoyable for horse and human. If you're feeling frustrated, anxious, sore or unbalanced, that's not fun for you OR your horse!

Many riders are proud of their ability to tolerate pain. But ignoring or trying to "muscle through" your problems can lead to damaged joints, increased pain, stiffness, premature aging and other undesirable effects.

Not to mention the toll it takes on your HORSE'S soundness and psyche too!

And while an online session isn't a one-and-done thing, you'll get a solid introduction to approaching physical and emotional harmony with your horse.

You'll learn how to make your movements lighter and easier, improving communication with your horse. Which deepens your connection. And can make riding healthy and fun for you AND your horse. 

I hope you join me for an online session soon. Don't delay. Your horse is counting on you.

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"Thank you for the wonderful online session. I loved how you helped me see how I was holding myself back. Now I know how to move more elegantly and freely. I'm glad to have the recorded session to refresh my memory. This is really great!"

Kathy Pickard
Equestrian and Hiker, Elfin Forest, CA

"Thank you so much for the wonderful online session yesterday! As soon as I stood up I felt such a difference, taller, looser, much better balanced. .. my lower right ribs and pelvis were much more moveable at the end, wonderful again. I am now off outside to set up a ‘pelvic clock’ for the horses. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing so much to those of us who can’t come to your clinics."

Abigail Morris
Equestrian, France

"Since doing your Feldenkrais exercises, I've been able to follow my horse's movement. Went for a ride today with stirrups usual length - I was sitting differently in the saddle. I was more upright and followed my horse's movement better. The exercises you taught me feel so good, they're addictive!"

Cheryl Davidson-Bowles
Equestrian, Australia

"I would like to congratulate you and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful way of conveying body intelligence! ... I knew that I had been sitting on the horse unbalanced for many years. Now everything is different. That may sound cheesy, but it is so... With the finest aids (and now they are really aids and not disabilities) I can ride my horse, even on the long reins, and navigate precisely. And I also have the impression that I am much better connected to the horse. "

Felix Perret
Equestrian, Switzerland

"I can sink into my left seat bone easily and without any effort now! I usually sit heavier on the right and really don't feel the left one. And it feels like my trunk is just floating over my pelvis. My seat feels secure and I can move my hips more easily. I can bend to each side easily too. My back feels so good. I feel as light as a feather! So free and loose! Thank you, Mary! "

Mary Kim Folds
Equestrian and runner, North Carolina

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Schedule your session. You have nothing to lose. Except for a stiff back, tight hips or rounded shoulders!

I'm so confident that you'll feel an improvement from our time together that I personally guarantee it. Your money will be cheerfully refunded in the unlikely event that you're not satisfied.   

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Who is Mary Debono?

An international clinician, I've been helping improve the movement, performance and well-being of equestrians for almost 30 years.

Efficient movement improves athletic performance, reduces the risk of injury, speeds recovery, minimizes the challenges of aging and reduces stiffness, aches and pains, stress and anxiety.

A Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, international clinician and bestselling, award-winning author of Grow Young with Your Dog, I have a proven track record of success with humans, horses and dogs.

I'd love to help YOU move freely and confidently too. Click the button below to schedule your session. Let's do this!   

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Frequently Asked Questions

It's EASY to benefit from an online session! If your question isn't listed, email [email protected]

  • Tight hips
  • Stiff backs
  • Sitting heavier on one seat bone
  • Crooked on horse
  • Leg won't stay in position
  • Can't follow horse's movement
  • Knees ache from riding or walking
  • How to use weight aids effectively
  • Rounded, tight or achy shoulders
  • Sore, stiff neck
  • Poor posture
  • Correct use of core 
  • Heels creep up
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Ability to respond to challenging situations such as sudden spooks
  • Lack of coordination or balance
  • Lack of confidence
  • Recovery from injury or joint replacement
  • Bringing joy and ease to riding!

Absolutely. I've helped dressage, hunter/jumper, Western and Australian stock riders. 

My clients range from pleasure trail riders to World Cup show jumping and Grand Prix dressage competitors. 

Since Feldenkrais® exercises are gentle and effective, riders of ALL fitness levels and ages can benefit. 

I've helped a large number of senior citizens, many of them recovering from severe injuries, ride with ease and balance.  

Yes! Riders of all abilities, from tech-savvy to non-techy, have easily connected with me online.

It's simple - and FREE - to download the Zoom software that we'll use. I'll send you detailed instructions to make it super easy for you. 

During your online session, you'll have your webcam on, so we'll be able to see each other. That allows me to lead you through personalized Feldenkrais®  exercises to address your unique challenges.

  1. You first schedule a session. You can do that by clicking here.
  2. When you schedule the session, you'll tell me what issue(s) you'd like to address. Payment is made when you schedule the session.
  3. You have the option of sending me a riding video to review before your session. You can use WhatsApp, YouTube, etc.   
  4. If you don't already have Zoom installed on your device, I'll send you simple instructions on how to do that.
  5. On the day of your session, you'll need a computer or tablet with a webcam (or smartphone), an hour of uninterrupted time, a firm chair to sit in and space on the floor to lie down. Wear comfy clothes, such as yoga pants or sweat pants.  
  6. We meet online at the appointed date and time!
  7. Your session is recorded. The video recording is yours to keep and refer back to. 
  8. You and your horse enjoy your newfound lightness and freedom of movement! 

We'll meet for about an hour. 

It's helpful, but not essential. If you send in a video, it needs to be only a few minutes long.

If possible, have video taken from all directions: riding your horse toward the camera, away from the camera and from the left and right sides.   

Have video at the walk. You can also include trotting, cantering, jumping and any other activity that is appropriate.

Your first session is $147 USD. That includes your session recording and a week of personal email support from me.

Because so many riders are affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions, I'm offering your second session at only $47 USD. That's a savings of $100! This is a limited-time offer.  

You'll get instructions on how to schedule your 2nd session after you have your first session.

That's a great question! And there's no one-size-fits-all answer. 

In our session, you'll be developing self-awareness. When you bring that mindfulness to your everyday life, your results will often "stick" better. 

If you simply return to your everyday routine and repeatedly slouch over your phone or computer, slump inattentively on the sofa and do a myriad other things that create havoc in your body and mind, your improvements may not last as long.

I'm committed to empowering you, so I WANT your improvements to last.

I'll be happy to go over how to help your improvements "stick" when we have our session. 

Yes. I'm committed to your improvement, so I include a week of personal email support with each session. 

Yes! I'm so confident that you'll feel an improvement in your movement or comfort, that I personally guarantee it.

In the unlikely event that you don't feel an improvement, I'll cheerfully refund your investment. 

It's 100% risk-free. 

You're so thoughtful! Gift certificates make GREAT gifts.

Email [email protected] and put "gift certificate for online session" in the subject line. We'll send you a purchase link and  you'll be able to print out a handsome gift certificate. 

The Feldenkrais Method® is a powerful and revolutionary approach to improving your movement, comfort and overall well-being.

It uses gentle, mindful movement to bring new awareness and possibility into every aspect of your life. Developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the Feldenkrais Method has helped millions of people worldwide.

It's especially popular with equestrians. 

As a long-time Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, I've been working with equestrians for almost 30 years. I also use Feldenkrais® concepts to help improve the movement, performance and well-being of horses, dogs and other animals. 

Simply email [email protected] and I'll answer your question as soon as possible! 

Your new body starts now. Right where you are.

You're facing a choice. Create a new, healthier, happier reality. Or not. It's up to you. There's never been a better time to act. I'd be honored to help you be the rider your horse deserves. Let's do this!

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