Originally Posted by smrobs
How would you compensate for the fact that every single horse travels differently? A person might have perfect balance and form on the simulator but be a sloppy mess on an actual horse just because the feel is different.
This is not something that should require any compensation...the purpose of the simulator is a training aid allowing the rider to develop a good seat, utilizing proper biomechanics made easier to obtain with the instructor by your side able to manipulate your body while in motion, (not possible on a live horse) and the feedback from the balance sensors, video screen and mirrors. (and a horse that never gets tired! :) )
A rider that has developed a good seat can easily adapt to any horses movement.