Correct Western Riding Body Position
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Correct Western Riding Body Position

Correct Western Riding Body Position It seems everywhere you look people are talking about the benefits of achieving and maintaining a neutral spinal alignment. Most exercise regimens, including pilates and rehabilitation programs, encourage working with the spine in a neutral position. It is very important to work in a neutral spine position because: the natural…

ladies western saddle
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ladies western saddle

Ladies western saddle THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FEMALE AND MALE PELVIS FACT: 85% OF RIDERS ARE WOMEN. FACT: SADDLES ARE CONSTRUCTED MOSTLY FOR MALE ANATOMY. So why, when the first is the latter that saddles seem to be constructed for the minority? The recognition of this fact was actually documented in one of the first…

Adjusting stirrups on a western saddle
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Adjusting stirrups on a western saddle

Adjusting stirrups on a western saddle Where do you place your stirrups? We know stirrup length affects your position, forces, and contact with your horse. But recent study results suggest that horizontal stirrup placement does, as well. By adjusting the site where you attach your stirrup leathers to your saddle, you could change the way…

What to consider when purchasing a saddle for Western Dressage
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What to consider when purchasing a saddle for Western Dressage

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Proper Riders position in a western saddle
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Proper Riders position in a western saddle

Correct Position For Western Riding … Something that saddle fitters know but that’s often the last thing riders think of: it’s their riding position as much as the saddle fit that’s affecting their horse’s back and movement. In this Guest Post, ‘Classical Seat’ trainer Heather Moffett looks at how the rider’s seat can make movement harder…

Proper Saddle Fit
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Proper Saddle Fit

When horses were the chief mode of transportation, they were bred to a somewhat uniform conformation within breeds. A saddle was a big investment and often had to last many horses. A horse that didn’t fit your saddle was usually put to work in harness. After WWII horse use began to transition from working animals…