Equitation Tips - Seats on Course


In the third video from the Equitation Tip Series, Bernie discusses a quality that the top equitation riders possess - an independent seat.  This allows the riders to utilize all seats on course where they apply. Bernie offers various exercises to develop a secure, balanced, independent seat and enhance strength along with an adjustable hip angle.

Running time: 2 minutes and 38 seconds

Links to topics referenced in this video:

A Lunge Lesson, Val Renihan

Getting Secure in Your Seat and Legs, Val Renihan

The Independent Seat, Denny Emerson 

Building Blocks to a Great Position, Parts 1-5, Bernie Traurig


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Equine activities can be hazardous and may subject participants to injury. Neither Equestrian Coach, LLC nor Bernie Traurig assume liability for your activities. This program provides general instructions and techniques that may not be suitable for everyone. No warranty is given regarding suitability of these instructions to the viewer.



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