Examples of common positional mistakes - Riding to long

  • Riding with your stirrups too long reduces your ability to be balanced as you are stretching for your stirrups

  • It can cause you to have an unstable seat

  • This applies to dressage and jumping

  • It limits your correct leg aids as you can’t keep your leg on as you are trying to stretch into your stirrups but are unable to have the weight through them.

  • As your body is unbalanced this will affect your contact and it will become inconsistent.

  • To correct this make sure your stirrups are the correct length for you to be comfortable and able to keep your balance and give the correct leg aids.