I'm teaching my friends and family how to ride, and I have noticed when my dad rides, he has a chair seat. He has only ridden a horse about 7 or 8 times but I was wondering should I just not pay attention to it till he is more exsperienced or teach him the correct seat now. If so how can I? Thanx!
Correct it right away, but be patient if he doesn't get it right away - remember, you have a zillion things to remember when you're riding!
But definitely correct it - better to get in a good habit right off the bat than let a bad habit form then try to correct it.
Good on him for taking it up though!!
Well since he just started, you may want to try telling him the most important thing until he gets it down, and then maybe keep doing it for a couple of lessons, than start on another important part. After awhile, riding becomes second nature.
is it because his stirrups are too short? Maybe :)
Thats what I was thinking it was. I'm going to make them longer and maybe that will help.
might be a good place to start. My hubby had a chair seat when he first started riding and that was because I didnt have long enough stirrup leathers for him. Once I got ones that were long enough he was fine :) you can sit that way if the stirrups are the right length