Dressage Solutions: Open Your Hip Angle and Stabilize Your Leg Position

Try this tip from Sharon Schneidman.

To help open your hip angle and stabilize a leg position that is inclined to slip forward …
Imagine that you are kneeling as you sit in the saddle. 

—Sharon Schneidman

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

Sharon Schneidman is a USDF gold medalist and has competed at the FEI level. She also trains riders. Her students have included USEF dressage judges, USDF certified instructors and FEI Juniors and Young Riders. She was one of two USEF coaches for the USA Paralympic Dressage Team in 2007 and 2008. Since 2012, Schneidman has been teaching and traveling for clinics while she and her husband, Grant, operate Westmanton Stables LLC, a dressage training facility at Iron Horse Farms in Elizabeth, Colorado.

This article first appeared in the January 2018 issue of Dressage Today