Horse Riding Mistakes (part 2)

Mistake 2: Grip Tightly With The Legs

How to fix it: When sitting in the saddle, you should allow the leg to hang from the hip. Enable the weight to fall on the heel. When you jam the heel down, you can pinch with the knees. Either, clench with the legs. Remember, keep the foot under you instead of letting the leg swing to the back or front. One imaginary straight line should be present from the hip, ear, and shoulder to your heel.

Mistake 3: Stand Tippy Toe

It tends to occur as you first learn the way of posting the trot. Attempting to lift yourself out of your saddle through rocking up (often hunching your shoulders as well as trying to ‘hop’ out of your saddle) and standing on the tiptoes may have you behind the trot’s rhythm as well as doubling bouncing heavily in your saddle. The hands are likely to go up when you attempt to counterbalance yourself. The consequence is one grumpy horse, as well as its uncomfortable, unbalanced rider.

How to fix it: Work on the position of the leg. Keep the lower leg still, with the feet below you similarly to when you stand on the ground with the slightly bent knees. Learn the way of using the core muscles to help with posting the trot and not the feet.

Mistake 4: Ram the Feet to the Stirrups

It is not comfortable to have the feet rammed overly far to the stirrups, and it can be dangerous when you do not use safety stirrups or put on proper boots.

How to fix it: Be sure that the stirrups are the right length. The stirrup needs just to hit the ankle bone as the legs hang free with the feet out of the stirrups.