Have a detailed read, it explains the spiral seat (depicted with the grey rider, not the skeleton) http://www.dingosbreakfastclub.net/DingosBreakfastClub/BioMech/BioMechRide3.html
On this image: Horse tensed in topline and bottom line, with rider gripping and perched on thighs. The solution to this problem is to balance more on stirrups so ankles, knees and hips can flex to absorb motion of horse. Gripping with thighs locks the pelvis in position, preventing use of the spiral seat to follow the coordination of each gait.
More on how to properly work your ankles, knees, and hips together rather than bracing and being tense, which seen here makes your horse tense.
I have a small obsession with my new Ariat jacket
I have a small obsession with your new Ariat jacket. 😍
I’m in the works of making an awesome horse blog list on my blog.
All you have to do is reblog this and I’ll check your blog out.
I’ll categorize them all to make them easier to find.
I’ll put a link to every <90% horse blog on the list and i’ll bold my favorites.
Go! Go! Go!
Frank Schuttert // Winchester HS
I love seeing ‘unconventional’ riders and watching how they make it work, this guy is 19/20, freakishly tall, and this horse is absolutely craaaaazy (seriously watch the video)
These two make such a cool team
HOLY CRAP I DID SOME DIGGING AND HE’S 2 METRES TALL (THAT’S LIKE 6’6)
This has always been one of my favorite pictures. Alex is perfect!
Hiroshi Hoketsu - the oldest olympian to compete in the olympics in the last ninety two years represented japan in the 2012 summer olympics.
"Although Hoketsu rises early every morning and attacks practice sessions with as much zeal as riders young enough to be his grandchildren, he confesses he does not adhere to the dietary regimen you might expect from an Olympic athlete.
"I eat what I want to eat and drink as much as I want to drink," said Hoketsu through an interpreter. "People might expect that I am able to participate for so long because I have special habits. But my secret is to have a good life, enjoy yourself and do the things that make you happy.
"Having said that, I am out there riding horses every day for several hours. Then I come back in and do many exercises, to help with my strength, coordination, and, most importantly, my balance."
Hoketsu is the oldest Olympian since Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn won bronze at the age of 72 at the 1920 Antwerp Games and would ride into the record books if he was able to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.
Such an outcome is unlikely, but don’t rule it out just yet.
"My wife would like for this to be my last year of competition and that will probably be the case," Hoketsu said. "But I still feel my riding is improving, little by little. That is my motivation. I am a better rider at 70 than I was at 40. Most people can’t tell but my body is getting a little weaker. My horse knows it and she helps me.""
I can’t believe how photogenic this horse is sometimes.
Imagine how scary it would be if there was a equestrian version of Dance Moms. “Horse Show Moms”.
*steals horse* oops
*padlocks gates* my pony
I’m crying rn because of that gif
Rolex 2014 Countdown: 4 DAYS
Shandiss McDonald and Rockfield Grant Juan, RK3DE 2013
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