Connecting the Rider’s Seat to the Horse’s Feet

with JoAnne Young


Learn how to teach riders how to feel for the right moment and the right place to apply their aids to properly influence the desired leg and hoof of the horse. Transitions, lengthening and shortening stride, correct bend, and lateral work all improve as the rider learns to connect his/her seat to the horse’s feet.

Running time: 47 minutes

JoAnne Young is excited that every student and every horse brings fresh challenges that keeps life interesting. She is a CHA certified Master Clinician, a CHA life member, and Houghton College Equestrian Program Professor. With over 40 years of riding, teaching, and training, she still considers herself blessed to have mentored under many gifted instructors nationally and internationally including: Walter Zettl, Bertin Potter, Molly Sivewright, Carel Eijkenaar, Eddo Hoestra, and Doris Halstead. JoAnne is happy she is still learning and finds it a privilege to prepare students for CHA certification through college curricula.