Examples of common position mistakes - Wide arms

  • As you can see Fixed wide arm causes the horses head to come up and for the horse to invert.

  • All natural movement is blocked as there is no ability for the elbows to be elastic and follow the movement of the horse.

  • The rider becomes tense across the shoulders which causes stiffness in the body and again restriction for the horse.

  • You should have elastic elbows that  follow the movement of the horse

  • There should be a line from your elbow, to your hand to the bit