An Independent seat?
   

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

An Independent seat?

This is a discussion on An Independent seat? within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Independent seat horse riding
  • Independent seat in riding

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-24-2010, 07:52 PM
  #1
Banned
An Independent seat?

Hey peoples of the horse forum! I've got a somewhat quick question.

For some while, I have been hearing the phrase "independent seat" used when talking about a person's riding abilities.

Well from what I gather, it has something to do with the ability of the rider to maintain postion? Am I on the right track? A good explination would be much appreciated.

Thanks for any answers ahead of time.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    09-24-2010, 08:49 PM
  #2
Showing
I haven't been properly educated in the functions of the body during riding like a lot of english trained riders have but, to me, an independent seat means that your seat is quiet and solid and isn't changed when you give other cues or move your legs or arms. I may be way off though .
     
    09-24-2010, 08:51 PM
  #3
Started
Could write a paragraph...but the web is full of good descriptions:P I like this one: Developing an Independent Seat
     
    09-25-2010, 12:04 AM
  #4
Banned
Thanks, guys!

I think I understand now. Basically a rider with an independent seat can maintain balance and rythem with the horse without comprimising their ability to cue/move/aide the horse? And it is developed over time with experience, strength, and coordination.
     
    09-25-2010, 02:11 AM
  #5
Super Moderator
I didn't read that link on the independent seat, but on top of what others said, I always think of it as meaning that your seat and it's movement are independent of your hands, and any movement they need to do to stay with the horse's mouth.
     
    09-25-2010, 10:02 AM
  #6
Started
Good summary, Knack, you've got it.
     
    09-26-2010, 11:21 PM
  #7
Banned
Yay!!!

Thanks for the link sara!
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seat Help. ogledrillrider02 Western Riding 5 08-26-2010 01:56 PM
Lesson - can you learn both hunt seat and saddle seat? jjejjohn English Riding 2 08-04-2009 06:49 PM
Hunt Seat or Saddle Seat? HeydayHunter English Riding 10 07-20-2009 07:16 PM
I need help with my seat :( travlingypsy Horse Riding 11 04-29-2008 09:44 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0