Communicating With Horses: How to Use Longe Lessons to Develop an Independent Seat for Clear Communication

Communication between horse and rider takes place through the aids: the seat, leg, and hand. Developing an independent seat means that the aids can be used clearly, preventing confusion. Work on the longe line is useful for developing a rider's seat because the rider can focus on their own position while the person longeing the horse is in control. USEF ‘S’ dressage judge Jennifer Roth shares her tips for using longeing as a critical tool to further developing your seat and ability to communicate with your horse with exercises you can try with your horse and are applicable for riders of all levels and disciplines.