How do you sit on a polo saddle?

  1. The saddle must sit behind the shoulder to avoid wearing away the cartilage of the shoulder and creating arthritic changes and inflammation during riding.
  2. The panels must have an even contact with the horses back.

What is the proper way to sit on a saddle?

Find Your Balance: Sit squarely, with your seat bones comfortably in the middle of the saddle seat and your legs hanging loose on each side. Make sure you are not slouched to one side and are feeling relaxed. A Foot in Each Stirrup: Lift up your feet and slide them into the stirrups.

Should you grip with your knees when riding?

Your knee should be turned in to rest against the knee roll, but it should not grip. Your knee should be bent to allow your lower leg to hang at an angle by the horse’s side. Don’t try to ride with your knee straight in order to achieve a long, ‘dressage’ leg position.

How do I keep from bouncing in the saddle?

HOW TO STOP BOUNCING ON A HORSE – YouTube

Why do horse riders bounce up and down?

Bouncing is caused when you get out of phase with the up and down motion the horse does when they trot. With the stride of the trot, the back comes up and lifts then travels back down again. If you don’t move with that motion you end up not traveling down in tune with them as they take the next step forward again.

How do you keep your heels down when riding a horse?

Instead of jamming your heels down, let your weight drop into your heels rather than onto the ball of your foot and into the stirrup. You really only want your heel to be slightly below horizontal, not pointing straight down. This is almost impossible to hold for any length of time and can cause muscle fatigue.

How do you fit a polo saddle?

  1. The saddle must sit behind the shoulder to avoid wearing away the cartilage of the shoulder and creating arthritic changes and inflammation during riding.
  2. The panels must have an even contact with the horses back.

How should a GP saddle sit on a horse?

The saddle must have an opening (clearance) on the sides of the panels to accommodate the shoulder rotation, allowing the rear of the shoulder blade to slide, easily, under the front of the panel. White hairs in this area indicate that the saddle is pinching.

Do you gallop in polo?

There are three gaits with which a polo pony moves: Walk, trot and gallop.

How do you hold a polo rein?

CPI Educational: Rein Holds | Adam Snow – YouTube

Why do polo players post at the canter?

CPI Lesson: Posting at the Canter | Kris Bowman – YouTube

Do you have to be fit to play polo?

Not only is it a sport that requires stamina, bursts of speed and impact, it also requires balance, flexibility and strength. Anyone who has stepped off a horse to then walk around like John Wayne for three days knows that polo targets areas that are often neglected in regular fitness.

How do you start a polo horse?

Learn how to play polo, The Essential Guide by Steve Thompson. – YouTube


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