Does your horse pull you out of the saddle? Do you fall forward or back when jumping over the fence? Does your horse travel with his head in the air? Regardless of whether you ride western, English or soft-gaited horses here’s a quick tip to help improve your riding.
Do you have discomfort in your ankles? Do you feet fall asleep when you ride for long periods of time? Do you have trouble getting your heels down? Do you push your feet out in front of you? All of these common riding problems may be due to your ankle alignment.
Do you have trouble looking where you are going? Does your neck get tense when your ride or become stiff afterward? Do you have difficulty sitting the trot? The solution may be all in your head. Here’s a quick tip for finding a good comfortable head position.
Do you have trouble getting your horse to go forward? Do you bump or hit the front of your saddle with your pelvis? Do you feel insecure over the fences? The answer may be caused by not having good thigh contact with your horse and saddle.
Do you have trouble keeping your hands steady? Does your instructor yell at you to keep your hands quiet? Do your hands move up and down as you post? Do you tend to drop one hand lower than the other? Unsteady hands are a major problem for many riders. Here are two suggestions to quickly […]
Do you have trouble keeping your elbows by your sides? Does your instructor keep yelling at you to keep your elbows in? Perhaps you have only one wayward elbow that you can’t seem to control. The answer may be in giving you a tactile sense of where your elbows belong and letting you feel the […]