Rider's Seat

susanne von dietze riders seat unmounted lecture

VIDEO: Unmounted Exercises for the Dressage Rider's Seat

Susanne von Dietze takes us through an unmounted session where she describes the use of the rider’s seat and leads auditors (and you!) through exercises.

Credit: Beth Baumert When you are mounted, you want to feel that when you turn your shoulders, they stay perpendicular to an imaginary rod along your spine from your hips to your head. Your hips pivot slightly in the same direction so they are in the correct position to bend the horse. Annie Morris rides Liqueur, owned by Randi Nelson Shipley.

How to Use Correct Body Alignment to Ride Bending Lines

Use correct body alignment to ride a bending line with true connection.