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    04-21-2011, 12:57 PM
  #1
Weanling
HOw can I know if my heel, hip, shoulder is in the same line?

I'm riding alone and 99% of time nobody can watch me. So is there any way to know if my heels, hip, shoulders are in the same line?
     
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    04-21-2011, 01:01 PM
  #2
Banned
If you can, find somebody to watch you ride a few times and have them tell you when your body is in the corect postion. When you are, try to "memorize" how your body feels in that postion. Soon it will be second nature

Hope this helps some
     
    04-21-2011, 01:10 PM
  #3
Trained
If you look down and can see your toes - you aren't in the right alignment. If you can look down and see your heels, you aren't in the correct position either.

If you can stand up in your leathers, without falling over or losing your balance - you are in a good postion for your body. That means you are balanced over your feet :)
     
    04-21-2011, 01:54 PM
  #4
Weanling
Thanks, you're very helpful :)
     
    04-21-2011, 05:22 PM
  #5
Trained
Sure... When you're first warming up, just walking on a loose rein, stand straight up without holding onto the horse for balance. If you can stay standing, you're lined up and just need to sit back down without changing anything from your seat down. Most of us need to play with the position a little to get everything lined up, but it works great.
     
    04-22-2011, 12:36 AM
  #6
Trained
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Originally Posted by MIEventer    

If you can stand up in your leathers, without falling over or losing your balance - you are in a good postion for your body. That means you are balanced over your feet :)
Good advice! It is physically impossible to be out of alignment when you stand upright in your stirrups as any leaning forward/tipping back etc will unbalance you and you won't be able to stay upright. You should be able to stand perfectly straight without holding the front of your saddle at halt, walk, trot and if you get really good, canter.
     

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