With lunging you can focus only on yourself,
and train to use your body correctly so that it becomes
automatic. Training your body to follow your horse's movement takes thousands of
correct repetitions. It is very difficult to focus on your body while at the same
time focusing on working and training your horse.
Lunging allows you to discover how to influence your
horse without your reins.
Once you see the effect you can have on your horse's way of going just
from a change in how you use your body, you will realize the power of your seat.
Your seat may be limiting both your progress with your horse
and your ability to move up the levels.
Many people gravely under estimate the effect that a poor seat can have on the horse's ability
to do the job that we ask of him. Erica Poseley can pinpoint the source of a problem and help you
find a solution through her expertise in the biomechanics of the rider.
In Germany there is a systematic approach to teaching the
seat first, developing the rider's foundation through many hours on the lunge line.
As a result Germany produces some of the best riders
in the world. European master trainers have perfected the art of lunging a rider
for the development of an effective seat. Erica has been trained in the European method
but improves that approach by applying modern biomechanics in her lunging lessons.
This allows her to help you progress more rapidly than traditional lunging.
Not all lunging is the same.
There is a difference between just bouncing around at the trot putting in hours on the lunge
line, and focused instruction on exactly what to do with your body to improve your sitting.
Hours of practicing the wrong thing will not improve your seat and can actually be
counterproductive, causing the rider to develop incorrect muscle usage.
Erica's trained eye will help you correct your position so your practice will be meaningful
and you can accomplish more in less time.
Combining an understanding of how the horse learns with improved rider biomechanics
makes the whole riding experience more harmonious and satisfying.
How do we communicate with
our horse? Via cues or pressures. A correct seat gives you the tools
to give these cues in a very precise, clear way,
improving your communication with your horse.
Broaden your horizons with Erica's library of instructional videos, covering
both rider biomechanics and the basics of Equine Learning Theory.
Erica strives to breakdown these topics into bite size lessons.