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Here are two exercises we recommend that will improve your balance. Exercise 1: Leg StretchesBegin this exercise mounted at the halt. Safety reminder: Be sure someone holds your horse's head while you perform this exercise. Also, cross your stirrups over the pommel so they are safely out of your way. 1. Grasp the cantle of your saddle. 2. Begin with the left leg. 3. Lift your leg up slowly with your knee bent and heel down. 4. Slowly bring it out over your horse's neck as far as you can while keeping your seat centered in the saddle. 5. Carefully bring your...

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The perfect seat is like the holy grail for horse riders. Quiet, with still legs, a perfect shoulder/hip/heel alignment, following hips, but still strong and stable in the core. We’re getting dreamy just thinking about it!  A good seat is paramount to your riding, because your horse will find it far easier to understand subtle cues, and you’ll be able to influence tiny muscles of your body to send signals to your horse. It’s hard to be effective if you’ve got a chair seat or can’t keep your legs still.   1. Understand and admit your weak and strong areas...

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