IF YOU ARE NOT STRAIGHT I ASK TWO QUESTIONS:
- ARE YOU GIVING THE SAME SIGNAL ON EACH REIGN TO YOUR HORSE?
- ARE YOU CAUSING HIM TO BE SORE?
Is it surprising that this horse falls out on the left reign and struggles with bending evenly?
Assessments on the horse are critical to see what is going on with movement, transitions, changes of direction. However, the reality is that problems are often deeper-seated than horse issues (such as saddle/ teeth/ shoeing/ horses preferred leg/ horse injury). More often there are issues with the rider’s posture and mechanics. Detailed specific riding instruction will definitely help improve skill and riding technique, BUT, off the horse work to really look at what is going on with your body is essential.
Mobilising exercises and corrective stretching.
Potential referral to Physiotherapy after an assessment
There is some good information on the blog page.
Follow the journey of one of our clients Hannah Bown.
Plus there is a dedicated equestrian posture Facebook page: “Biospheric Performance Equestrian Posture“, sign up and like this to keep abreast of info that is posted.