Three equitation riding seats. Three unique roles.

  • Two point
  • Full seat ( three point)
  • Half seat (light seat).

Three riding positions supplying you with a variety of tools in your horse training tool box.

When judging, I’ve observed stock show type equitation riders (ie AQHA), tend to excel at full seat and may find two-point  challenging.  Whereas hunter riders may lack confidence in full seat, typically opting to canter in half seat.

This short article, excerpted from “Beyond Two-Point,” appeared in Practical Horseman, May 2006 but remains relevant and explains the qualities of each riding position.