FREE VIDEO: A Lunge Lesson
One of the best places to focus on the rider is on the lunge line. This video includes and intro by Bernie Traurig who is a big believer in this exercise. Val Renihan explains the many benefits that are achieved with this type of lesson, including enhancing the rider’s feel, strength and flexibility. She incorporates different exercises that increase the rider’s stability in the tack, encourage the independence of the arms and seat, and build suppleness and core strength.
Running Time: 15 minutes and 15 seconds
The Independent Seat
Denny Emerson discusses the importance of a seat that can absorb the concussion of the horse’s gaits, where the core of the rider’s body becomes one with the horse. With his demonstration riders, he illustrates how a rider can become a better shock absorbing machine with exercises to develop an independent seat.
Running Time: 22 minutes and 7 seconds
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