20 Replies to “Beginning Horse Riding : Understanding Balanced Horse Riding”

  1. i like posting, but only on horses that i have a little more difficulty sitting. Nothing beats sitting a very nice trot, though it can definitely be unpleasant. neither is better than the other, though.

  2. @Chloe5558 you need to think about what she's teaching the horse. If you look, she's teaching to the horse to keep his face bended to the inside

  3. @WeeGal159 I think the stirrups are a tiny bit longer for normal riding than english riders generally have them, so they can't really rise out of the saddle anyway.

  4. When western riding was invented, it was much more practical to not post because you had much better balance when twisting around corners and sharp turns and the like when herding, and when roping cattle, you didn't have to worry about the post plus trying to stay in the saddle while getting yanked by a cow or calf.

  5. @elvensungoddess
    Same in western riding. No matter if English or Western; if your hands are that far apart it's a mistake and will make you loose points.
    But don't forget this is a beginner and she is working towards the overall goal. Maybe she is addressing this at a later point.

  6. @prinsses9742 Question to ask would be:
    Does your horse maintain collection? If so; sit back and find the rythm of the two of you. Leaning back isn't quite appropriate as you are putting too much pressure on the horses loins. This makes it hard for the horse to stay collected.
    If your horse does not maintain collection go back and look for the reasons why. Hope this helps.

  7. Considering that this is a beginners lesson, everything was well taught.
    Going into detail one would have to comment on the posture of the rider. Elbow, wrist, hand (of the rider) don't line up with the horses nose. The rider keeps looking down at all times and even leaning to the inside of the circle. This is not helping to be balanced. So working at the riders posture would be more important than working on the horse itself. This horse isn't very supple, but ok for the job asked. Good video!

  8. its where you go to camp with horses… er thats not helpful
    you go to a stable with your horse or a horse from the stables and ride and groom and go on trips and stuff with your horse! you usually sleep on straw and stuff its great! I got back about a month ago lol

  9. I've been riding on and off since I was six,

    Going to horse camp in two days! gotta brush up on some of my skills 🙂

  10. Wonderful teacher. She understands the questions that riders have and need answered. I like her style of teaching. Bravo!

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