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The gradual, logical progression of exercises not only leads to an obedient, balanced horse, but it also improves the Rider's seat, coordination, and feel of their horse. The rider communicates with the horse by a subtle shifting of weight, the right amount of leg pressure, and specific, yet subtle hand signals to the horse's mouth through the reins. To ride in harmony with the horse, the rider must follow the horse's movement with the seat and back, yet maintain elegant upright posture and quiet, independent legs, seat and hands.