An ingenious training tool to help even advanced riders improve their seat
How does the Unisit work?
Watch the brief video below for an intro:
The Unisit Sit Strap System is an amazing riding tool which is guaranteed to teach riders to sit in unison with their horses. The unique design improves muscle memory and seat development, consequently enhancing the horse's performance. Use of this system will bridge the gap between the description of a correct seat and actually feeling it by using a non-verbal, kinesthetic approach.
Through muscle memory "imprint" training, the rider will achieve a better seat and ride the horse correctly with open hips, steady legs under the body, a relaxed and supple back, an open upper body, shoulders back with elbows, hands and head in the correct relaxed position and in balance.
THE UNISIT SIT STRAP SYSTEM WILL HELP YOU DEVELOP:
• A correct seat, the anchoring center of all communications.
• An open, supple seat versus a perched, stiff seat.
• A seat where the rider is sitting correctly, with the lumbar and inner thigh muscles absorbing the motion of the horse's back.
• Clear and more correct aids by allowing the rider to focus on riding versus sitting.
Training with the Unisit for five to ten minutes each session imprints the correct sitting position onto the rider's muscle memory to be duplicated once the strap is removed. Though the Unisit Sit Strap System is not intended to replace hard work and traditional teaching methods, the Unisit assists trainers and instructors by supplementing the development of proper rider position and feel.
what others are saying
"shows" your body how to sit
"The Unisit system has been life-changing for me! I have struggled to find my balance and develop a better seat after the purchase of a very forward, sensitive mare. During a clinic, the instructor used the Unisit system on me. My horse traveled better immediately and I was so much more stable through my core. I ordered one before I left the clinic. The Unisit keeps my legs and seat in the correct position, allowing me to find the correct feel. You'd think it only works when you're using it, but when you take it off, your body 'remembers' that feeling and position. It’s a pretty amazing tool and I use it three to four days a week. Worth every penny!"
From Rider Heidi Terezakis Fowler
horses relax & become supple
"I have been using the Unisit strap in my lesson program for over seven years. The Unisit is a most valuable tool to help riders achieve the correct 'feel' of moving with their horse yet remaining quiet and subtle in their aides. I have found though that one of the biggest benefits is to really help the rider execute the half-halt, which is something that eludes many riders. The horses love the Unisit as now their rider is moving with their movement and following, and not sitting against them. The horses almost always become softer, lift their backs and come to the bit. The Unisit is a staple in my program and my students, even advanced ones, ask to use it on a regular basis."
From Valerie McCloskey - USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist schooling Grand Prix, CHA Master Instructor and ACI, and USDF L Graduate with Distinction
no matter what level you are
"In my over 30 years of training horses and riders, from Training Level to Grand Prix, I have never seen a more valuable training aid as the Unisit. It will teach the rider to sit with the horse and in rhythm. Also the rider will feel how the horse benefits from a seat which stays with the horse. If you want to be able to control the movements of the horse, you first have to be able to follow that movement! The Unisit teaches you what following the movement really means, no matter what level you are."
From Gerrit-Claes Bierenbroodspot- former Head Instructor of the National Dutch School for Instructors and former trainer/coach of the Dutch Junior and Young Rider Event Team
the Unisit training device
As in all activities involving horses, safety should always come first. The Unisit has been designed with an emergency quick-release. The rider wears a quick-release strap around the wrist. With a quick yank of the arm, or if the rider becomes unbalanced, the entire Unisit immediately disengages. The rider is instantly independent of the horse and the disengaged Unisit strap hangs harmlessly from the saddle and away from the horse's legs.
Trainers and riders enthusiastically rave about the "ah-ha!" moment when the rider is able to finally feel that ideal seat that has eluded them. The Unisit imprints the correct sitting position on the rider's muscle memory, to be duplicated once the strap is removed. Immediately, the horse relaxes and becomes more supple and through. The Unisit will work for you whether you are an amateur, trainer, FEI competitor, young rider, or therapeutic riding instructor.
The Unisit was invented nearly 20 years ago and has helped thousands of riders all over the world in a variety of disciplines. While dressage specifically requires a deeply connected seat, Western riders and equitation riders have also taken their riding to the next level through the use of the Unisit. Read what riders and trainers have said about using and training with the Unisit: