Improving the Rider's Seat and Use of Aids 2020-05-10T00:00:00+02:00

In this video Physical Instructor, Eckart Meyer, will show you how to assess your own position and target where improvements are needed. You will see that even the smallest change can make a real difference in the saddle. The first thing to check: the length of your stirrups!

Eckart Meyners goes over the 6 points of his training program with a student. Some exercises are related to the application of pressure on specific points whereas others involve targeted movements. With practice, you will learn to develop a feel for the optimal pressure and intensity.

Using a Balimo seat trainer can help you develop a feel for your seat and balance. You not only gain consciousness of your own asymmetry but learn how to correct it. In addition to exercises to mobilize your pelvic muscles, you will soon be able to ride with a perfectly balanced and supple seat!

You will learn in this video:

  • How to find your ideal stirrup length
  • Exercises to practice on yourself by yourself
  • How to relax your neck muscles in just a few minutes
  • What the Balimo is and how to use it

Eckart Meyners

Eckart Meyners has lectured as Senior Professor in Physical Education for 38 years at the University of Lüneburg and has been involved in the subject of movement theory for riders for decades. He educates riders, trainers and judges for the FN (German Equestrian Federation) as well as running worldwide courses.

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