Raise your hand if you’ve got a bit of a problem slouching or looking down when you’re riding! (🙋!) So many things that we do out of the saddle — such as sitting at a desk or looking at our phones — encourages that slouchy position. Not only is it not so great for your own long term health and posture, but it’s no so great for your horse’s either and it certainly doesn’t make dressage any easier.
In this video dressage rider Amelia Newcomb shows us exactly how leaning forward and slouching affects everything about your ride: all the way from how it affects your seat to how it affects the contact.