The Body Language of the Rider part 4: The correct seat while riding turns



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In the turns, both sides of the rider’s body are equally responsible. The movement of the horse is influenced by the way the rider is sitting in the turns. A mental picture of a train that uses both tracks equally through the turns is helpful for riding curved lines. The rider must always stay in balance and help the horse with the inside aids as well as the outside.

Often one can see an exaggerated leaning to the inside along with a collapsed hip, with the horse falling out over the shoulder as a result. It is therefore important for the riding seat in the turns that the hips of the rider smoothly follow the movement of the horse but simultaneously maintains a still upper body.

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 and effectively.

Further videos in this series:

The Body Language of the Rider Part 1: Improving the riding seat
The Body Language of the Rider Part 2: Improving the riding seat with a long, relaxed leg and an upright upper body
The Body Language of the Rider Part 3: Sitting and rising trot
The Body Language of the Rider Part 5: Riding with symmetrical weight aids

You will learn in this video:

  • How to ride turns correctly from the ground and then from the saddle
  • ways a rider can be crooked and helpful exercises for improving the riding seat
  • How riding with rubber bands can help riders balance themselves more effectively

Marlies Fischer-Zillinger

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.

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