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  • Correct riding position in dressage

 
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    06-12-2010, 08:59 PM
  #1
Yearling
Correct Position

Sorry if someone had posted something about this recently, but I was wondering about it today.

So here is what I want... Pictures (and/or video) showing the correct position and I want it broken down. If someone could explain HOW to get a correct position that would be fabulous, but if not, that is fine. I just want a good explanation of WHY it is correct (effective) and HOW it is correct.

Thanks!
     
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    07-02-2010, 05:36 AM
  #2
Banned
Have you read Centered Riding? They explain it very nicely with lots of examples and pictures. I suggest reading the whole book, actually. It's pretty good.
     
    07-02-2010, 07:17 AM
  #3
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Originally Posted by AngelWithoutWings54    
Have you read Centered Riding? They explain it very nicely with lots of examples and pictures. I suggest reading the whole book, actually. It's pretty good.
I actually just bought that book last night.
     
    07-05-2010, 07:00 PM
  #4
Trained
If you find yourself in a book store, pick up "Ride with your mind clinic" and find a comfy chair. It has a unique way of describing the correct dressage seat and has 4 separate chapters for the most common position problems. I found it really interesting, and it's one of those books that you can run to the barn and try to put to immediate use.
     
    07-05-2010, 07:03 PM
  #5
Yearling
Thanks for the replies everyone. I will look into some books for sure. :)
     
    07-05-2010, 07:12 PM
  #6
Weanling
I'll third "Centered Riding"!!
     
    07-16-2010, 03:18 PM
  #7
Weanling
One thing a recent equine professional explained to our group was the importance of a NEUTRAL PELVIS. Sit on your saddle and tip your hips forward, backward, forward, backward and then settle into the middle. From there, sit up tall and do your best to align ears/shoulders/hips/heels. I think it may be a centered riding-kind of explanation?
     
    07-16-2010, 03:27 PM
  #8
Yearling
Thanks leonalee. I will try that when I ride dressage next (might be today, though I feel like I need a good gallop, so maybe not).
     
    07-16-2010, 06:40 PM
  #9
Weanling
neutral pelvis

I recently came upon an article about the neutral pelvis when using chairs. It also showed it applied to riding horses.
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