Marlies Fischer-Zillinger, a physiotherapist and Claudia Weissauer, a riding instructor, have come together and combined their knowledge for this video. The concept of The Body Language of the Rider is to help riders influence their horses better by sitting correctly and effectively.
Riding seat exercises are of great importance, not just for beginners but also for more advanced riders. Those exercises are used for developing a feeling, secure seat that can swing with the horse. This requires lots of patience, dedication, and fitness.
This video shows the steps required to develop an effective seat, from the correct stirrup length, breathing properly, to feel the movement of the horse. These lessons are analyzed to show common mistakes and exercises to correct them.
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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
The riding world has discovered the benefits of the Franklin Method®. Balls filled with air or water help the rider loosen and increase mobility within their body. The experts Eckart Meyners and Sibylle Wiemer explain the basic principles behind the balls, how they are used when riding and what effects one should expect.
Duration: 24:26 Minutes
Riding with the Franklin Balls under the armpits leads to using the reins with more feeling, relaxed shoulders and improved posture. The correct use of the air-filled balls is explained to us by Physical Education expert Eckart Meyners and riding instructor Sibylle Wiemer.
Duration: 13:39 Minutes
The most common mistake seen in rising trot are legs and hands that are not quiet, that don’t help the horse move as well as he could. In sitting trot, a seat that is not still or quiet, or stiff hips, don’t help the horse either. The various exercises shown here both in the saddle and on the ground can help improve the balance and body awareness of riders.
Duration: 19:39 Minutes
There is always the mention of the riding aids being given from one side for lateral work as well as the canter work. However, this doesn’t mean the other side does nothing. The understanding of how the inside and outside seat bones work in conjunction with one another is essential.
Duration: 15:39 Minutes
The successful halt is the key to good riding and based on the aids coming together correctly. There is hardly any other exercise that is applied so often yet with so little sureness and knowledge.
Duration: 16:05 Minutes