A featured entry in the "Deep Seat" series

Being Plugged In on a Turn

The turning plug: When turning, the plugged-in seat bones will turn along with the hips and torso. This tells the horse that a turn is in order (Illus. 44). Imagine you have flashlights or eyes on your hips and on your chest looking around the corner as you turn.

Dowels prevent collapsing (Illus. 39): Think about imaginary dowels being attached to the seat bones. They extend straight up to the shoulders. You should feel as if they extend downward and are plugged in on the turns and on the straightaway. The imaginary dowels should turn your whole torso.

Debbie Kay Sams

Debbie Kay Sams has written for Practical Horseman, Equine Journal, and Instructor magazines. For many years she has organized and led drill-team riding for all… See Bio

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