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Exercises For Horse Riders To Balance Your Seat

Jan 14, 2022
Okay hi I'm Josie from Basic Horse Training I'm going to show you some work to do on

your

saddle today to help improve that one of the things I do when I saddle work is have a little monkey grip on my chair here and when you can. get rid of the nonsense i hold it through my reins so i can do some work without my reins without losing them now only do this work if you feel comfortable doing it on

your

horse

obviously i don't want anyone to get hurt many of us work hard for our own account and these are some

exercises

and ways i developed to tidy up my

seat

in the early days working solo from home most people sit on a

horse

a bit like this with their toes and legs straight out and sit on their backs down with your legs a little forward or your legs a little too far forward and you're sitting on your crotch and what we have to do is settle so that our body is aligned and I'm sure most of you have heard of alignment ear, shoulder, hip and heel.
exercises for horse riders to balance your seat
What an easier way to think of it is that we actually stand astride our horse. our feet if my legs are too far forward here I can already feel myself falling backwards and if I am trying to jog up I would need to use my arms for leverage here are some

exercises

I did to help first I will make the spiders work and because i have if you would like to walk to help you find your sit bones when you are doing this on your horse also be careful some horses can be a little sensitive to the movement of their body parts on them so please be careful and if you are worried and have to help you can always get someone to direct you so the first thing to help you find the sit bones is to literally gently raise and lower your leg. up and down outside one can go up and when you're at the top there and if you're in a saddle that works uh it fits your horse right sorry you should feel the sit bones and down and up and down down and because when I go up my

seat

stops, the chandelier actually stops because it's hard for me. keep my seat fluid and lift my leg up and then if you're really good at it you can lift two if you're comfortable, honestly don't do this on a horse you're not comfortable on, I really don't want someone to get hurt, but i can really feel my sit bones here i'm sitting on my butt i'm aware of that but these are exercises to help you fix your sit and i should be able to do them at a trot and canter i have a monkey grip if i need it and good boy good boy another thing you can do is the scissor kick to get your leg back and forth back and forth now what you're trying not to do and what I see a lot of the people I teach do this with the bottom of the leg, we're not aiming to get the lower leg mobile our goal is to get the thigh mobile so you actually have to move from this joint here back and forth forward and h backwards if you do this every day as you warm up your horse you have warmed up yourself stretched and i am doing the outside one forward and backward forward and backward and you should be able to do it at a trot two spiders had one holiday week and it's being a bit lazy i can't take it or you can hold on to your monkey grip or the front of your saddle if you need to while you learn because you really should be really

balance

d on your horse and not grab it anyway good boy, ok one seat fixes another when you are riding the horse and you are actually turning you should be able to turn your upper body independently of your lower body i have chosen the corner of my arena because i have three sides which makes it easier for me obviously don't do this if you're not happy to let go of the reins but if you can have your arms straight and just turning what's the point of trying to keep your belly button pointing forward as your upper body twists and that's so you get some flexibility through your waist and if I twist like this with any luck and it's not going to happen spider should twist and say to me I'd like to go down to the end of the arena because I've had a week off and I don't feel like working today and then there's another one where you just make your shoulders roll if you have someone to guide you have them guide you to start these they are really very good exercises because while you do it you have to be relaxed through the rest of your body and if you get to this point your horse decides to go there and just yeah good boy ask him to come that's why he's here ok , I notice that a lot of people sit with a little bit of an incorrect pelvic tilt and this is a lot of it coming from the top thigh and/or the upper thighs a little too far forward and this is a really good exercise for do that, but or this is also one of those where horses that are sensitive can hump and buck so be careful I do these exercises on my horses um I'm always thinking about my position when I'm riding so I'll wait until we get there to the side so you can see the inside of the spider so when you do this be gentle at first to make sure you are not going to disturb your horses because a lot of them can be ticklish in this area of ​​the flank but if you slide your leg up and that's where they can get a little bit woohoo and that stretches my drivers like through the front of my thigh that one down stretches that one up and the goal is to try and get the leg down good boy and not allow the thigh to jump backwards and then for one to go up like this it's okay Spidey and you can if you can get it right up there that's good and eventually if you can get it you can get up and this will really give you a feel it's okay in, this is not the position we want you to be in, but it does give you the feeling of your belly button or your belt buckle, which is what you shouldn't be like this on a Horseback riding the belt collapsed the buckle of the belt i almost feel like someone is doing that with my belt buckle and thats because of a soft supple back the lower legs are also a problem and i definitely have a right leg that wants to come out actually you can see thats his natural position which is not good enough to ride what you do is what i think is i lift it up slightly and push my heels out so i'm almost turning my thigh on girls who have bigger thighs might actually need to put their hand under and turn her thigh but if you just lean out oh good boy that will help straighten your legs where you're going so I'll do that when I'm riding especially this right leg my toes they want to leave.
exercises for horse riders to balance your seat

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I'll often think about pushing the ankle bone out josie you'll see it coming towards the camera and I'm going out because it wants to sit like this now you should be able to do all this sitting without stirrups eventually but also with stirrups and I'll just lead it on the open side and I can do all of this and you'll see that my right toe is going and i need to put it back on good boy you should be able to do everything at a trotting walk including knees up i'm not balancing on anything here but my core strength and canter obviously just you do them if you feel comfortable doing them. myself from doing them every day for six weeks in my warm up for my horse a few years ago and told myself if they don't make any difference to me I'll stop doing them and if they do do it I had everything to gain nothing to lose and even today I'm still working on myself and my seat thanks
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