#17 Torso Balance

Is this a helpful exercise?

Appropriate gaits: Walk, Trot

 

Instructions:

A. In slow swooping motions, stretch the back of your right hand downward along your horse’s opposite shoulder.  Then repeat with your left hand.

Repeat: 5 x per gait

Focus: Your entire torso should swivel and bend forward as you reach.

 

Instructions:

B. One arm at a time, move your arm in slow vertical circles, forward and back.

Time: 30 seconds per arm.

Focus: Stretch torso upward when arm is up.

 

Good for: Rider balance

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