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Question # 31: Could you explain the use of the rider's weight in the seat affecting a horse's balance?

publication date: Jul 7, 2011
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My trainers have explained to me that there are times you put more weight on the inside seatbone or step down a little more on the inside heel (along with outside & staying in the middle). (Karrie)


Hi Karrie!


This is a great question, and I think a concept that many riders are confused about. Classically we are told to keep the inside seat bone weighted during all movements. But over many years of teaching I have found that the majority of riders will tend to sit crooked when trying to weight a seat bone. So now when teaching, I usually tell riders instead to...(Click on Question Title above (in blue) to read full answer)


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