Saturday, May 9, 2009

Vaulting page

I have started a page on my web site with photos of the vaulting moves I am learning. During this lesson I worked on holding the "riding seat" position. I was surprised with how hard I had to squeeze my thighs to keep my balance while stretching my arms in different ways. I was able to control Bianca with my legs to move to the right and left and also stop by sitting down open and relaxed. As a novice I find it exciting to control the horse in that way without reins. I can think of a few of my hippotherapy kids who can learn these concepts.

Barbara Smith, M.S., OTR/L author of, The Recycling Occupational Therapist

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