Using your legs and seat properly
Hey guys, I'm not sure if there is already a thread on this, if so, please point me in that direction, but anyway...
In dressage, how exactly should you be using your legs? for me, it always feels like [when applying leg pressure] I am squeezing just with my calves in an attempt to keep my hips / seat open, or when I use my thighs, it feels like I start restricting my hip / seat movement. does anyone have this problem? how do you keep your seat moving while trying to use your leg?
Also, when asking for a bend, how do you apply your legs properly? More specifically, should you be using your thighs more, or your calves? When you try to use your seat to aid in bending ( if you do at all?) how do you keep mobility and allow your horse's movement while applying that aid?
Any advice would be great, Thanks!
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