Examples of common position mistakes - Flappy legs

  • This causes a lot of movement in the lower leg which would give the horse incorrect instruction

  • The horse could interpret this as a constant instruction to go forward

  • As your legs swing back it causes tension in your pelvis and your back to hollow.

  • This in turn restricts movement in the horse’s back. Therefore preventing them to work naturally.

  • It would also make it difficult for the rider to have an even contact through to the bit.

  • It is important that you are relaxed from your pelvis through your thighs and knee

  • This will allow you to have equal weight in your stirrups and the line of Shoulder, hip and heel to happen

  • You are then able to keep your lower leg on to ride your horse.