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The basic riding seat is the first of the compulsory exercises in vaulting. Position yourself in the basic riding seat with help from an award winning vaulter in this video on vaulting basics.
This is Priscilla Faulkner with Falconwood Farms and Falconwood Vaulters. The basic riding seat is the first of the compulsory exercises in vaulting. In the riding seat, the vaulter mounts and sits in a riding position with their arms out to the side at about eye level. There's also a vertical line between their ear, their shoulder, their hip, and their ankle. Their toes are pointed down and they're sitting in a relaxed position with their weight on their seat bones. This position is held for four strides. And the judge is looking for the correctness of the position, the alignment, and the harmony with the horse, among other things. This is Priscilla Faulkner with Falconwood Vaulters.