“How to Sit Deeper, Part 1”

One of the biggest challenges of cutting and cow horse riders is to find and maintain a “deep” seat.

If you’re like many riders, try as you may, you just can’t seem to master a consistent and deep connection to your horse through your seat.

Perhaps, you don’t feel stable in the saddle when you work a cow.

Then there’s one more scenario. You do feel connected to your horse, but when you work a cow, you still hear, “Sit; Sit; SIT!!!” commands from your trainer or sideline friends. Have you ever thought, “I AM sitting! What else am I supposed to do?”

I made a video for you to explain a simple exercise sequence to develop a deeper seat, and to develop your horse’s awareness of your seat … all at the same time.

Enjoy!
Barb

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6 Comments on “How to Sit Deeper, Part 1”

  1. Pam Riebock on Wed, 26th Sep 2018 2:48 pm
  2. I think the information Is great. It definitely will help me. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and knowledge about cutting. I look forward to the next video.

    Thanks again
    Pam

  3. Robyn McLeroy on Wed, 26th Sep 2018 3:24 pm
  4. Thank you so much, I really enjoy learning from you, we now, finally, have a ranch close enough that I can go work cattle on, so I’m thankful to be able to haul locally! And put your lessons to work, yay
    Extremely blessed

    Robyn

  5. Tina Wilson on Wed, 26th Sep 2018 5:33 pm
  6. Hi Barb
    Enjoyed the deep seat video. As always thanks for sharing and giving us tools to practice. I tend to rise up out of there when I’m asking them to move forward and I noted you also did that. Would you let a horse move off when you rose up out of the deep seat a little to breathe or would you reprimand them-stop and back- if they moved off when you sit up to breathe-and get ready to move off. I hope I make sense here. In other words, should they always wait for direction even when the rider transitions up to a more forward or vertical seat from a deep seat? I guess that is why I liked your reminder to wait for horse to breathe before you let them move off. I always worry that I’m giving them conflicting signals when I readjust my seat from deeper to more upright and then they start to fidget or move off-signal I’m sending I guess.

  7. Janis Pearson on Wed, 26th Sep 2018 8:58 pm
  8. I love the short video on a deep seat. It allows you to focus on one exercise. When we work a cow we have so much to think about that if we can make this a habit it will happen more naturally.

  9. Janis Pearson on Wed, 26th Sep 2018 9:02 pm
  10. I love your video on sitting deep. It allows you to focus on one exercise. When we work a cow we have so much to think about that if we make this a habit it will happen more naturally.

  11. Janet Cochran on Thu, 27th Sep 2018 1:15 am
  12. Love your instruction, visual certainly helps. It’s a good reminder of how much your posture actually changes. Look forward to more.

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