May 4, 2022
A listener asks how she can sit the lope or canter without
popping out of the saddle. She says, “I seem to pop out of the
saddle quite a bit…Some people ride so quiet in a saddle, others
seem to come up out of the saddle as their horse moves. I can't
seem to sit to him as much as I try.”
In answering the question I discuss: how the horses build affects the rider, how the horses training level impacts their ability to ‘lift’ or carry a rider…and how if this is lacking it makes the horse difficult to ride smoothly, the stages where it is more approprate to sit lightly vs deeply...and several ways you can improve your seat.