Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Are you riding from your seat and legs? Let's see. The neck strap. Walk ...

"How can a rider have a better feeling of how to ride from their seat and legs? Take away their reins! In this series I tie a twine around Sonyador's neck (I call it the neck strap) and ask Lisa Dutra to ride her that way"

What did Lisa learn? First, she became aware of how often her seat slides to the back of the saddle (this happens with many riders). Next she discovered that she had not been following Sonyadors movement with her seat. As a result of doing this awareness exercise Lisa felt a big change in her riding position. Now you can watch Lisa's process and try it when you ride. This is part #1 of this series. I will share the trot work next. So you know, this is not as easy as Lisa makes it look. 

Are you ready to take your riding to the next level? Try the neck strap and see how it makes you a more effective rider.