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Rider’s uniqueness

Every rider, as every horse is unique! So everybody has their own unique body, unique body posture, ways of moving or coordinating his body parts and an unique way of learning, thinking or feeling. Look at this picture! Already at this simple exercise on a bench, when I ask these young riders in my boot camp, to seat as if they were on a horse, the differences in their body postures are obvious. These all become even more pronounced on a horse in a movement, because movemental patterns take place more automatically then. Pay attention to the curve of their backs: the 2nd and 4th riders, from left to right, have a very pronounced...

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Improving rider’s balance

You can try different equipment and objects made for exercising the body balance in general. Thus you can practice and build your strength/stamina without making kilometers on your horse's back. He will appreciate it, I garantee you!

This balance cycle on the video helps you improve your balance and coordination in general. This kind of exercises make your muscles and sense of balance work without your conscious control or involvment.

So your balance begins to work even more automatically. This is really helpful when you'll have to deal with situations when your horse gets scared. 

QR - a question for your reflection: Which rider has a...

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