Question # 42: I'm still a bit confused about "galloping" position. From watching jockeys and videos of pro riders, it looks to me like the goal is for your back and head to stay relatively still and your leg joints to absorb most of the motion.
publication date: Sep 16, 2011
In the gallop the rider should be balanced independently of the horse......poised and still with a stable center of gravity. This allows the horse to move freely in balance underneath them. What allows the rider to be poised and still on a 1200 pound galloping horse is.....(Click on Question Title above (in blue) to read the full answer)
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