A rider that uses their seat correctly is a rider that is seeking refinement and finesse. When a horse responds to the seat, self-carriage will be able to exist for longer periods of time.

Most of what we do with our horses classically, they do in nature. Training is not teaching the horse how to do what we want. It is about teaching them to understand the aids so that they know when to do what we ask on cue. A horse is very sensitive by nature. They can feel a fly land on their side with a heavy winter coat. Your horse can feel every move you make with your body but, if the movement does not have any meaning, they will not respond or will respond incorrectly. It will take time for your horse to understand the subtleties of your seat. The first step is to start using your seat with intention so that it has meaning to what you want. To continue reading the article, click here.