Horseback Riding
Position On The Horse

From: Equestrian and Horse | Horseback Riding

See also: Mounting | Lunging | Flatwork | Jumping

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Horseback Riding - Position
To help you to sit correctly when riding, think about the following position points, and the position lines A and B.

Position Points:

Position Lines A and B
This is where an imaginary line is dropped down through the riders position in two key places.
The aim of this is so that when the riders position falls in line with the A and B lines, then the position is correct.

Position Line A
This runs from the riders ear, through the shoulder, through the hip, and through to the heel.

Position Line B
This runs from the bit in the horses mouth, through the rein, through the wrist, through the upper arm, and through to the elbow.

Break Down of the Riders Position
Every part of the riders position has a part to play in helping the rider to sit and stay in balance, with themselves as well as the horse.