Horse Geeks Episode 13: How Forces of Motion Relate to Balance

Kirsten

The Horse Geeks Podcast – Where we look at horses and riding from the inside out

Topic: There is a direct relationship between what we feel and experience as force while riding and the mechanical coordination of the horse’s body. When we understand how forces of motion work, then we can improve our riding and help the horse balance through force management rather than thinking we have to “put the horse together” by manipulating body parts.

Reference for Newton’s Laws of Motion: www.physicsclassroom.com

Guest: Deb Romero, certified Alexander Technique instructor

www.optimalposture.org

Host: Kirsten Nelsen, professional horse trainer and developer of Training for Optimal Balance

www.kirstennelsen.com

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