Standing on a horse is just like any other skill or trust issue. It doesn’t mean it covers the complete horse. There are a lot of people who can walk around on their horses and can’t canter. So, it’s good if your horse will stand completely still and it does take some courage to get up there.
Let’s take a second and look at this funny moment between this horse and its owner. The horse began to drink water while its owner was sitting on its back. And unfortunately, because he was not sitting very comfortably, I guess, he ended up falling in the water.
But does the horses’ back hurt while you are riding it? The basic takeaway of this is that it’s incredibly easy to damage a horse’s back and displace his or her vertebral growth plates, causing pain and lasting injury.
Sitting well on the horse’s back is all about staying secure and feeling comfortable in the saddle. Horseback riding is a lot like dancing, and good posture and position are essential. Security not only helps to keep you from falling off (no matter what your horse does), it also frees you to use your seat and legs with the greatest ease for best communication with your horse. Your legs must be under your center of balance and in light contact with your horse’s sides. Your weight must sink down into your heels. Simple to say, not so easy to do. It takes a lot of time spent in the saddle to develop a stick-like-glue lower-body position.
But don’t jam your feet too far into the stirrup. You should be able to take your feet out without too much struggle. Ideally, the angle made by your shin and thigh bone should be no more than 100 degrees and no less than 90 degrees.
If you are nervous or tense don’t forget to breathe. Your horse will pick up any tension and be less likely to want to stand while you practice getting your position. So the best tip for you is to always be calm.