The Rider’s Leg

“Bring your leg back!!” Whether you’re a rider or coach, you’ve probably heard this being yelled across a riding ring (or have been the one yelling it). But, did you know that this ‘leg-forward’/chair seat phenomenon is not caused by lack of skill or poor posture on behalf of the rider? Chair seat, leg forward …

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The Vicious Circle

We all understand the importance of maintaining good health, and the same applies to our equine partners. With the availability of alternative therapies and treatments, our horses are receiving better care than some of their owners/riders. But, are you undoing the work of your equine body workers? We often call out chiropractors or massage therapists as a …

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The Warm Up

Why every rider should pay attention as soon as they’re mounted.  When our CSE’s or CEE’s (Certified Equine Ergonomists) conduct a saddle fit evaluation, they always assess the horse and rider in movement to get the full picture. Oftentimes, the rider will state that they need about 20 min to warm up the horse for …

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