A featured entry in the "Deep Seat" series
Chin up — Often just repeatedly reminding yourself to keep your chin up will solve this problem. If some of the other position problems persist, see the sections on those topics.
How many fingers — It is also useful to ask a helper to hold up her fingers and ask you to tell her how many she is holding up as you ride around the arena. This will encourage you to look forward. This is especially useful when working over obstacles such as ground poles or jumps.
Look with the eyes only — When maneuvering through an obstacle course and when learning diagonals, you must look down at what your horse is doing with your eyes, but the chin should remain up (Illus. 37).
Lift chest proud — Often when you look down, the chest also collapses (Illus. 17 and 18).