Tagged with Seat

The Equicube

I recently stumbled across this teaching tool on the interwebs: The Equicube. It’s a tool that strengthens the rider’s core and helps them find correct posture and ride from their center.  This is it, as shown on their website: It seems to me the biggest benefits for riding instruction, both for TR and able bodied … Continue reading

Seat Aids – to energize & slow down

Today I researched and taught the seat aids. It worked out pretty well, and I got some great feedback and ideas from a friend, so I thought I’d share! The Seat Aids Helpful Warmups Shoulder circles backward – tends to be tight – one at a time then together “growing taller in your spine” Lift … Continue reading

Hand Position and Independent Seat tips

2 quick reads to share: 1) Colleen Kelly’s “How the Horse Rider Holds Their Hands Can Put the Horse on the Forehand” – this is one good explanation for your hows and whys of hand position 2) Colleen Kelly’s “Independent Seat and Developing Coordination” – try this, you might be surprised…I’m going to be doing it all … Continue reading

Improving the Seat

This is a nifty little video about the classical seat, some common problems, and exercises to help fix them. Very basic, but good for the beginning instructor, and the visual learner! If that doesn’t work, use this URL: http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-improve-your-classical-seat-in-horse-riding Enjoy! **************** Note: This is not professional advice, this is a blog. I am not liable for … Continue reading