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hello. may i know why did the instructor tell the rider to stand and ride in the video link i have attached?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD2WKj-xW_s

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Rohit,

Standing teaches a rider balance.  I can't say I see the point of some of what the instructor had the student doing; those stops and spins are hard on a horse. I do have my students learn to ride standing, no hands at all, eyes closed, but generally at a trot. I want balance so that they are not hanging on their reins (and the horse's mouth) for balance.  It also teaches them to grip with their legs.  If you don't hang on you tend to fall off!

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Lyn Kamer, C.E.S.M.T.

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Training, alternative therapies, saddle fitting problems, behavioral problems, endurance riding, driving, Mustangs

Experience

Horseman of over 50 yrs., certified equine massage therapist, trainer both riding and driving, long distance trail riding and driving. Both endurance and competitive trail riding and driving.

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American Endurance Ride Assn., Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Assn., New Jersey Trail Ride Assn., Aromatherapists International, American Mustang and Burro Assn., United States Trotting Assn., Standardbred Pleasure Horse Org., US Wild Horse and Burro Association

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Trail Blazer magazine, AERC Newsletter, Hoofbeats magazine

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Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Least Resistance Trainer, Certified Aromatherapist

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