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10/22/15 - Colleen Kelly - Intro to Biomechanics balance, rider position, stability

Colleen Kelly introduces the concept of biomechanics and demonstrates it’s effectiveness.  The total running time of this two part video is 34:30.

Video Description

In this new video Colleen Kelly introduces us to the basics of riding and biomechanical reasons some common faults happen. The first issue she presents is falling in, especially in corners. She demonstrates through her riding the effect of imbalance in the rider. She presents four items to check: Is the helmet level, are the elbows level with the belt, is there even pressure on the seat bones, and is the weight even in both stirrups. Colleen talks about the various ways riders of many disciplines inadvertently affect the way their horse moves with their body position.

Colleen Kelly-AUS
Biomechanics specialist, rider and judge, Colleen focuses on the science of rider physiology. One of 15 educational presenters for the 2010 WEG, Colleen analyzes, tests and improves balance, co-ordination and timing of the rider, e.g.:assessing what is p