By Michael Eilberg
13 June 2012 10:57
Run through these checks every time you ride:
- Sit on your seat bones in the middle of your saddle
- Check stirrups are of an even length, your ankle is relaxed and your weight stretched through the heel and lower leg
- Establish balance from side to side and front to back – all the ways a horse will move
- Maintain a straight line through the shoulder, hip and heel – more advanced riders can put a slight angle on this with the ankle in front of the line and the shoulders behind.