Lower leg position

telerimist

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Dressage lesson last week brought to light that my lower leg sits too far forward, and I need to do some exercises to help strengthen my lower leg to help keep it in place.

Any ideas, exercises or tips?!
 

ruth83

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Are you riding in a dressage saddle or a gp saddle? GP saddles don't help as the stirrup bars are often a little more forward.

Worl without stirrups is often beneficial. Can you do a lunge lesson or two with your coach?
 

ruth83

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Check that you are not sat too far back in the saddle either. If you could post some pics/vid it may help us to give suggestions.
What did your instructor suggest?
 

Bayneddie

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And that the saddle sits where it should and is balanced ie not tipping down at the back as that might throw your legs forwards. Have a look at it from the ground to see if you're going to be able to sit tall and straight in the deepest part of it
 
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