This really is incredible footage. And, so valuable to study the rider’s seat and position. I REALLY noticed the difference in how they go downhill, and how we go downhill now. Their position is exactly opposite what they do today. Even at the Kentucky Horse Park at the famous Rolex stands there is the statue there of the rider leaning WAY BACK with one hand in the air jumping downhill. Have a look at these riders – totally different.
I think we will play this footage at the International Society of Rider Biomechanics Level 1 teacher training & International Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky in September (see here).
In the meantime….enjoy! And I hope I see you at the upcoming clinics in your area. Clinic info