Marlies Fischer-Zillinger, a physiotherapist and Claudia Weissauer, a riding instructor, have come together in order to combine their knowledge. The concept of The Body Language of the Rider is to help riders influence their horses better by sitting correctly while riding.
The most challenging aspect of a secure riding seat is allowing the hips to swing with the horse whilst staying still with the upper body. This is essential for the subtle and effective application of the aids.
For the rider to follow the movement of the horse, yet be effective, the legs must be elastic and all the joints act as shock absorbers with no blockages anywhere. Riding with rubber stirrups can help a rider develop the correct feel for this.
From the pelvis upwards, a certain tension in the body is necessary, as only with the correct posture can the rider use his or her seat bones effectively. Various exercises, both on and off the horse, help to develop this security in the riding seat.
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The physiotherapist Marlies Fischer-Zillinger, together with Claudia Weissauer, have developed the concept Body Language of the Rider and promote this through their seat improvement courses.> more
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