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Proper riding posture

2018-02-24 11:12:00

Simply paying attention to some of the key elements you should pay attention to when riding can help you establish a proper riding posture:


1. Keep ears, shoulders, hips and heels in the same vertical line; 2. The head and spine remain naturally upright; 3. Shoulders relaxed; 4. Keep your head up (don't look down at the horse); 5. Vertical upper arm; 6. Elbow joints should have a clear bend; 7. Wrist integrity; 8. Keep your elbows, wrists, and mouth in line; 9. The weight should be evenly distributed on the ischium; 10. Let your legs hang down naturally; 11. Relax your knees; 12. Calf peroneus muscles should be stable on both sides of the horse; 13. Feet relaxed; 14. Feet under the riding seat; 15. Front foot pedal; 16. Keep your heels above the soles of your toes.

Matters needing attention

The horse is a very gentle animal, and very timid, but very curious. Unless he is frightened or feels his safety threatened, he is not at risk of an active attack. However, an animal is an animal, and he is so big that if you do not follow these precautions, it can also be dangerous. ◆ Do not let children run and make noise near the horse preparation area or riding area, so as not to frighten the horse. Please put away your umbrella or parasol and put it aside. Never open an automatic parasol near a horse. ◆ Under no circumstances, do not follow closely behind the horse, so as to avoid the horse nervous, horse kicked. Never touch a horse when he walks in front of you, it will scare him. ◆ Do not feed horses arbitrarily. When feeding the horse fruit, do not grab the food with your fingers to avoid being bitten by the horse. The correct way is to cut the fruit into small pieces and place them in the palm, the palm should be completely open. ◆ Enter the stable to lead the horse or clean the stable, do not go to the corner, so as to avoid the horse nervous, personnel can not advance and retreat. ◆ Do not wear slippers, sandals or barefoot to lead the horse, so as not to be trampled by the horse's hooves, especially when turning to pay special attention. ◆ After a lot of exercise, please do not immediately let him drink water, so as to avoid choking or nosebleeds. After a lot of exercise, please do not immediately flush to take a bath, to wait for the horse's body temperature to drop before washing. It is best if the horses are allowed to pasture and roll first, except for horses suffering from heat stroke in the summer. ◆ When riding in the wild, do not let the horse eat grass at will. When grazing, it is also necessary to make sure that the site is safe to avoid pesticide poisoning. ◆ Before mounting, be sure to let the leader or the horse owner check whether the girth is tight, and then mount the horse. If the girth is not tight, it is easy to turn the saddle, which is the most dangerous. Check the tightness of the girth every once in a while while riding. ◆ Choose a horse with an iron ring on the saddle to help you keep your balance. ◆ The correct riding posture is: the front half of the foot pedal, the upper body upright saddle, this is a small walking posture. When walking and running fast, the calf, knee and inner thigh clamp the horse hard, lean forward, the hips and the saddle seem to touch non-touch, and follow the rhythm of the horse's running ups and downs. ◆ When getting on the horse, push on the left foot first, then release the right foot, and then dismount. Once the horse is frightened or refuses to ride and run away, people at most fall, if the whole foot is set in the pedal, it will drag the pedal, which is very dangerous. ◆ Do not race horses and run fast on the edge of the forest, once the horse is frightened or out of control, it will run into the woods, the situation is very dangerous.