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.
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.
Your seat may be limiting both your progess 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.
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.