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post #1 of 9 Old 08-15-2013, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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As I was looking through the recent Dover catalog, I saw a contraption called "shoulders back" - apparently some type of vest that riders can wear to help ensure proper posture?

Has anyone tried such a device and if so does it work?

I've developed terrible posture from slouching over a computer for the last 15 years. I've been doing all kinds of exercises on a daily basis to improve my posture but even when I think I'm sitting in perfect alignment my instructor swears I'm still slouching. So I'm considering ordering this product but don't want to waste money on something that doesn't work.
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-15-2013, 01:40 PM
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I wouldn't waste your money.. A whip placed behind the back and through the elbows works fine ;)

In all seriousness, have you thought about going to a chiro?
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I have used it and it does serve as a gentle reminder. You need to strengthen your core and lower back which will in turn strengthen your posture. I sit on a fitball chair at work so I can't slouch.
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As I was looking through the recent Dover catalog, I saw a contraption called "shoulders back" - apparently some type of vest that riders can wear to help ensure proper posture?

Has anyone tried such a device and if so does it work?

I've developed terrible posture from slouching over a computer for the last 15 years. I've been doing all kinds of exercises on a daily basis to improve my posture but even when I think I'm sitting in perfect alignment my instructor swears I'm still slouching. So I'm considering ordering this product but don't want to waste money on something that doesn't work.
We have this too! It's called duck tape!
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I bought it, but have yet to use it. Probably should, but it's just one more thing you have to bring to the barn and put on, so it gets left behind. It does seem like a good product as a reminder like elleng said. I'm a horrible slouch too. Just need to get my butt onto a pilates mat and work on my core muscles.

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-17-2013, 08:04 AM
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Many people round their shoulders because they carry their hands too low and their upper arms in front of their trunk (rather than hanging vertically).
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-20-2013, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Many people round their shoulders because they carry their hands too low and their upper arms in front of their trunk (rather than hanging vertically).
That's a great point. I will have to watch for that.
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Take a ballet class for adults--just the beginner basic one--CC's teach them. You will learn what it feels like to pull up your spine and stand balanced on your own feet, and THAT will teach you how to sit balanced on the horse. It is MUCH safer that putting anything inside of your clothes and then have your horse spook and YOU get hurt.
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-09-2013, 06:22 PM
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Look up a product called 'Hourglass angel' it's a corset that is worn during the day--- not during exercise though. Wearing it just a few hours a day helped raise my awareness of my posture and helped me reshape my posture as a whole. If the problem isn't fixed outside the saddle--- a cheater in the saddle might end up hollowing your back more than help it.
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