?Your seat is your greatest aid in communicating with your horse,? says two-time Road to the Horse Champion and popular clinician Chris Cox of Mineral Wells, Texas. ?Using your seat effectively can keep you from overusing your reins.
Think dressage is unrelated to the Western riding you do? In this slideshow, Al Dunning shows you a dressage-based exercise, the leg-yield that puts your horse in the perfect position for a smooth, collected lope on the correct lead.