Fun Video Friday: Posture

I am reinstating Fun Video Friday. But now it’s going to be videos that are helpful for teaching. This week we go down the YouTube Bunny Trail of Posture with Erica Poseley and Wendy Manless. Enjoy!

Find Your Unmoveable Frame to Become a Better Rider by Erica Poseley

This is about posture, how riding and the martial arts relate, and using your core. “Push me, Paul!”


Rider Biomechanics and Wendy Manless

“Imagine there are flashlights pointing out of your seatbones. What direction are they pointing?”


Rider Biomechanics and Plugging In with Wendy Manless

“Like your seatbone is walking…along theseams of the saddle, forward-upward-in… As if you have your pelvis is in a corset instead of wiggling everywhere… There are sockets in the horse’s back for your seatbones to plug into…that makes the rider look like a carousel pole on the horse able to make tiny movements”


Rider Biomechanices by Wendy Manless

An analysis of a rider picture. “If the stirrups were a diving board, you would ideally be balanced on the edge of it ready to take off… You cannot pick anything up until you have made contact with it [the back]… Now she needs to take responsibility for her own weight”



Note: This is not professional advice, this is a blog. I am not liable for what you do with or how you use this information. The activities explained in this blog may not be fit for every rider, riding instructor, or riding center depending on their current condition and resources. Use your best personal judgment!

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