how to improve my position

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

how to improve my position

This is a discussion on how to improve my position within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-19-2012, 03:16 PM
Question how to improve my position

Hi, I can walk,trot, canter, and jump (2'9' is my highest jump ) I've been having a problem with my posture on a horse at the mo, im always getting told to sit up because I tend to lean back..
I sometimes even know im doing it, but I don't know how to stop myself leaning back ,, any tips ???
Im goin on a riding holiday in a couple of weeks and would like to get out of this really annoying habit before I go or at least improve it..

Any advice would be grateful thanks x
Sponsored Links
    03-19-2012, 06:36 PM
Please help me x
    03-19-2012, 07:54 PM
Do you have any pics or videos of you riding? If so you should post them here or in the critique section! Its easier to see what is going wrong with your position that way:)
    03-20-2012, 05:57 AM
I agree with Jumper12, pics and vids would be a great help!

Suggestions: Make sure that your legs aren't going to far forward which can cause you to be leaning back. Do core strengthening exercises as well, it sounds like you might be lacking strength in that area.
    03-20-2012, 11:41 AM
I agree with pumpkin and would add - sometines leaning forward is caused by the rider looking at ground. So ALWAYS look forward straight ahead and lift your ribcage - impossible (at least for me) to lift the ribcage while leaning forward.
    03-20-2012, 01:48 PM
Thanks everyone ill try and get a vid of me riding this week so I can solve this problem x
    03-21-2012, 07:25 AM
I've got a good book that I can recommend, it's called "Balance in Movement - How to Achieve the Perfect Seat" or something along those lines.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How can he improve? Skyseternalangel Horse Nutrition 10 12-11-2011 01:02 AM
This will improve your position!! Marlea Warlea English Riding 2 07-01-2011 10:20 AM
Exercises to help improve seat and leg position. chadeka Horse Riding 1 01-10-2011 04:14 PM
What can I improve?? Phantomcolt18 Horse Riding Critique 24 06-12-2009 01:30 AM
Ways to improve my jumping position travlingypsy Jumping 5 10-20-2008 12:44 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0