1. Wow, thank you for sharing this! I struggle so much with the same thing, and I always end up looking down at my horse instead of looking up and forward. I definitely have to take myself by the neck and start doing this!

  2. Heather

    Omg, I had the exact same experience yesterday! I decided to start riding bareback to focus on my balance and my mare lowered her head and rounded her back, something I’ve been struggling with for years.. I had a loose rein and I kept my hands on my thighs and I was amazed at how responsive she was to my seat . I didn’t need my reins at all to direct her, or “set her head”. We seemed to float effortlessly, like dancing together! Thank you for this article because I wasn’t aware that it was my shoulders rounding and my tendency to look down, things which naturally corrected itself as I ride bareback, that has been my problem all this time. What a timely article…thank you!

    • Lindsey

      Wow, thank you Heather! I’m so glad to hear it! Isn’t it amazing how small of a shift we have to make to get such big results? Thank you for reading and happy riding!

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