The same riding advice is often given to all riders. But some instructions do not apply to all riders.
We all have different bodies – tall, short, long legs, short legs.
Trying to achieve the same riding “look” is more than ineffective and uncomfortable, it can be damaging.
I have worked with many riders who had been frustrated for years, trying so hard to follow instructions, wondering why it was not “working” for them, and feeling like maybe they were just bad riders – they weren’t cut out for it, were never going to get it.
If you have ever felt like this, take heart, all you need is to understand the principles behind good riding and how they apply to every rider, so you can stop trying to fit into instructions that won’t work for you.
In the video below, I work with two riders, Molly and Allie, to demonstrate how principles can apply to all riders, why many common riding instructions do not.
See you in the comments!
I have short arms. Arms by body snd correct alignment with bit even if arm is a little back makes a lot of sense
Made good sense. Thanks for the reminder.
Best advice – relax your thighs, open your hips, and let your leg hang naturally. When your thighs are tight you pop yourself out of the saddle.
It all made sense for me, I have short arms, and have a super hard time with holding the position of my foot. I tend to want to keep it at the girth with toes out.
As a smaller rider this was very helpful! Thank you.