Centred in the saddle

We all dream of having a relaxed, rounded horse, willing to listen to us in any given circumstance, whether in a circle, on a straight line, on a turn, approaching a jump and landing after one… And yet, in most cases, it is we who, through inappropriate behaviour, compromise the possibility of achieving these goals. The first cause of problems is being in the wrong position in the saddle, which interferes with our communication with the horse. It is, therefore, by putting every part of our body in the correct position that we tune in to the horse, as well as making it totally aware and responsive to our most imperceptible aids. By carefully working on this aspect, one will realise that it is possible to considerably improve one’s riding as well as the horse’s attitude, simply by re-centring one’s position in the saddle.

Michel Robert for Team WOW