44 Replies to “Improving Your Horse Riding Seat – Your Riding Success Episode 35”

  1. Natasha is it possible to go bitless on a Friesian whether it’s dressage or just cantering or even jumping hurdles what is your opinion or experience?

  2. Thanks a lot for guiding through this video. I'm beginner and I still jump on saddle. I have fallen twice from the horse. Once from a troting horse and second was emergency bail from cantering horse. You solved my problem.

  3. Tash, when you say seat bones plugged in, are your seat bones pointing straight down? Please explain πŸ™‚

  4. Thank you for your sense of humor. As a child I lived racing on western ponies and I honestly don't remember anything my legs did, but I never had an issue staying in the saddle. Good answer.

  5. Thank you for the riding tips. I am a beginer and this is going to help save alot of time. Your personality is great! Your horse is just so beautiful! What breed is he?

  6. So my trainer is very passionate about the idea of "positive tension" which is basically the idea of using the correct muscles and parts of your body to avoid "negative tension" which creates miscommunication and unwillingness with the horse… one of the biggest habits she tries to break is toes out… when you turn your toes forward you are forced to use the inside of your calf and thigh instead of the back (negative tension) with your legs turned it you automatically engage your thigh muscles no matter the gait😊 I know that was a mouthful but hopefully it makes sense

  7. What do you do with your lower calf muscle? I'm having tons of trouble helping push the horse over to the rail with my legs because they're so weak and I only ride once a week so I don't know any workouts on how to fix it!! Any suggestions??

  8. I've been riding for about 14 years and never been able to keep my heels truly down in canter. That was until I learnt from you to 'stamp' with the leading leg. It like it just clicked in my head and now I have no trouble. Thank you !!! Xx

  9. Thank you so much! I just loped (canter in western saddle) about a month ago, and it's very bouncy. This will definitely help

  10. I have a horse show coming up on the 21st and last year the judge said I need to fix my lower leg position and part of the problem is that my lower legs swing and I come out of the saddle so I am trying everything I can to win me some blue πŸ˜‚ (I've never gotten first place in a show judging equitation. Only one from a barn show in key hole and another from when I was seven in a micro stirrup class. πŸ˜‚

  11. can you do a video on how to lengthen stride in canter and the difference between lengthen stride and extended canter

  12. Great information on the video how to stay in our seat. Answered a lot of my questions. Thank you for all your great information.

  13. I ride bareback all the time and I seem to use my entire leg to ride/hang on properly. (my horse is a barrel haha) Is it possible to do even simple dressage exercises correctly bareback? Thanks in advance! :3 Great channel. This video of mine features some of my riding. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOJH9Zo2pOk

  14. Hi:)Β  have a question for you to answer! By any chance do you know how to get your horse on the right leg strait away when you are doing canter transition??? Thx hope you have time to answer:D

  15. Oooooooh! That answers so many questions I've had that no one could ever explain it to me. You're so helpful!

  16. This video is fabulous! Thank you for the link it answered exactly what I have been thinking this whole time Ive been riding! Ive always been told by my instructor to relax my leg, knee and thigh as well, as when i clench the horse I'm on moves quicker than i want.. but next time I ride Im going too make myself aware of this muscle LOL!
    Thanks Tash! love your videos! and love Arbour he's such a spunk!

  17. your tips are really helpful because I have to use elastic bands when I do canter as a ride because my horse gets very excited however I think if I do these tips I will get better and be in more control. πŸ™‚

  18. Thank you so much for making these x I am back to riding after over twenty years, very rusty and your videos are a massive, massive help! it's great to be back in the saddle and getting better all the time xx thank you x

  19. I am right in saying, to keep my seat in the canter I should be tightening my pelvic bones to scoop with the horse and tightening my stomach muscles? I'm having trouble staying in the canter sometimes my horse goes back to trot.

  20. Your videos are so helpful and opens my mind a lot so thank you very very much! I was also wondering while riding, how to use my hand, when and how? Not to be too strong with them..?

  21. This finally makes sense! I was using my knees before and my whole body would become tense. Thank you so much for explaining this!

  22. I think you're incredible! I have studied with Olympian riders and BHS teachers. You are the FIRST one that has explained the subtle final move – after relaxing – getting a seat. THANK YOU.

  23. Hi Joel – Ebony Park has about 40 horses all together including mares and young horses. We have 5 stallions at the moment… and no, we don't own a palomino, although would love one!! πŸ™‚

  24. Love it!! But you did find it!! πŸ™‚ All it takes is practice and as long as you keep trying you will get there!! πŸ™‚

  25. I think it's possible I found this muscle once… by accident, lol! Most of the time, I canter in two-point, simply because I haven't figured out how to stay in the saddle yet. Once though, about 2 weeks ago, i cantered about 10 or so strides, perfectly sitting the canter! Sadly, it hasn't happened since, lol. I'm told that my horse has such a strong "engine" in the back (impulsion), and that his canter is so beautifully animated, that sitting the canter consistently will take some work πŸ™‚

  26. Hi πŸ™‚ We just have the youtube channel!! πŸ™‚
    We do have an online riding program that you can get through our website – and month 2 is all about the seat!! Go to our website to check it all out under "Programs" πŸ™‚

  27. I don't own a horse but I have lessons and I'm cantering but my seat ain't canter is not to good have you got anymore tips to help me improve p.s what channel is this on and what day I'm not sure if its on telly or just on YouTube and I ride no bigger then 14.5 HH x

  28. Hi Katie… I will make sure Natasha covers this in a future episode of Your Riding Success TV, but if you are interested, she also covers some of this material in her online Riding Program… just head over to the website and click on "Programs" to find out more about it! πŸ™‚

  29. After 5 mins just drawing my testicles up slightly, I think I've found the right muscles. Inner thigh usually aches after riding, so guess I must be using something there

  30. Glad you got value out of the video!! πŸ™‚
    Let us know if you have any other questions – you can submit them through the website!
    Our Friesians for baroque style saddles which are designed for the wider, heavier breeds – maybe try some of them? Otherwise get a good saddle fitter to come out and try a few and see how you go!! Good luck!! πŸ™‚

  31. Thanks Tash! This helps a lot- because I used to squeeze with the knee and took a couple of tumbles, and maybe I still do, because old habits die hard, but I'm getting it.- it definitely helps my lower leg relax to do my extended trots! Is he a wide horse? I'm looking for a good dressage saddle for my TB. Beck is not a thin/ narrow TB, he's built more like a warm blood. Any suggestions would help tremendously!! Thank you! And Thank you for posting all of these episodes! Please keep them coming

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