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How to Ride Correctly and Effectively from Your Seat

Lesley Grant-Law on the correct and effective use of the seat with Christilot Boylen (dressage), George Morris (hunter/jumper) and Leslie Law (eventing).

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By: Lesley Grant-Law |

Lesley Grant-Law discusses the correct and effective use of the seat with respected riders and trainers Christilot Boylen (dressage), George Morris (hunter/jumper) and husband and fellow eventer Leslie Law. Defining the ‘Seat’ CB: The seat is the point of contact where two seat bones and the pubic bone form a triangle. You cannot isolate the seat from the whole rider, but as a teacher I am grateful if a rider can sit straight, not leaning forward or backwards or right or left unless they specifically need to. To stay in the equilibrium with the horse with one’s seat is essential. GM: It is the ability to stick with the horse no matter what it does. The basic ability to fix the seat to a horse’s back is the basic seat, and it deepens or lightens via the position of the rider’s upper body. The type of seat one chooses to…

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