Control Your Pelvis in the Saddle
Advanced Pelvic Control
This exercise is an advanced version of last week’s movement. You’ll start the same way with evenly distributed weight to each seat bone, sitting tall with your poll engaged. Keeping your hips even and body still, raise your knee high and hold. Ensure your poll is still engaged and your seat bones are still loaded evenly. Now slowly rotate your upper body with bent arms to make it more challenging. Pay attention! Lower your leg. Start over with the other leg – knee raised high. After you’ve done both sides, ask yourself if they were the same. Did you have more difficulty with your right leg up or left? These “differences,” create confusion for your horse. Keep practicing and you’ll notice fewer differences between each side! Be sure to take your time!
Enjoy this week’s video below:
Increase Control & Coordination for Better Communication
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Hi! I’m Tonya. I’m a Physical Therapist, human and equine functional anatomy expert, business owner, and horsewoman. I have a passion for horses, and in my younger years, the barn became a haven to escape the pressures of the outside world.
A path to becoming a veterinarian to work with horses evolved into a desire to connect human movement to people’s relationships with their horses. I ultimately chose physical therapy to help riders see themselves as athletes and show them how to be the best athletes for their horses.
I live in St. Petersburg, Florida, where I own and run Centaur Physical Therapy.
Every week, I will share a Thursday Tip…
which will be an easy exercise for equestrian riders to practice almost anywhere and anytime. These exercises will help improve your strength and mobility as an equestrian.
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