Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How to Get the Perfect Leg Position in 5 Minutes a Day! S1 Riding instuc...

How to get the perfect leg position in only 5 minutes a day!

Would you like to have a perfect leg position?  These are techniques used by international rider schools to teach their riders how to have a deep leg that supports their riding position.  They look easy...but will make your legs feel weak pretty quickly.  You will also become aware of what you have been doing with posting trot. When you sit two beats of the trot and rise one, you will feel if your are with the horses movement or not.  With the up two sit one exercise you will feel how you have been posting. Most riders are popping up in the saddle at the rising trot than falling back on their rump.  In the correct posting movement the rider should be rolling on their thighs while making the movement.  When they land they should land where their rump meets their upper thigh instead of their rump.. Of course, we make this even more difficult by having Camille drop her right iron.  This makes her use the left side of her riding position which is very difficult. 

All you need to do is practice these three positions at the trot for 5 minutes a day for 30 days and you will be amazed at the changes in your riding position, or your students.  When your legs start getting sore, switch to one of the other exercises. Are you ready for the challenge?