Friday, November 13, 2015
Improve your rising trot. Exercises to improve your balance and lower leg
"Now you can improve your riding position in 30 days! It's time to go back to the basics and focus on your riding position at the Trot"
Trudy had only been able to ride maybe 10 times in the past 3 months when I filmed this. Like most riders, she is probably not as steady with her riding position as she would like to be. We start re connecting her riding position by focusing on her lower leg position. In the process we work on issues that are common with most riders. To do this I have added the neck strap so that Trudy keeps her hands where they need to be to balance her seat over her lower legs. Next, we start doing different exercises that will help her to focus on what she needs to feel. At first, she is not able to sit two rise one in the posting but little by little... gets back into a more secure seat.
To improve your riding position all you need to do is try these exercises for 30 days. 5 minutes a day. You will be amazed at the difference in your riding position.
Let me know how these exercises work for you. Please tell us what you experience (whining is allowed...) and how different your riding position and lower leg feel after you try them.