the SSS program

Imagine being a better rider

Horse riding is a two-person team. We spend time ensuring our horse is soft, supple, flexible and is strong and fit enough to carry a rider. Your horse mirrors your riding posture, therefore it is important that you, the rider, is balanced and stable, creating flow and harmony through clear communication.

Strong Stable Seat are live sessions to improve stability, strength, flexibility and postural awareness for beginners through to the most advanced rider. Workout from the comfort of your own home with instruction from Melinda Macaulay, experienced fitness coach and equestrian. Mel applies the science of bio-mechanics to the relationship of rider to horse through specifically designed exercises aimed at achieving results.

You can ask questions, receive immediate feedback and be an active part of the SSS Program community. If you miss a session, catch up in your own time via recordings in the Members Hub.

the sss program


Suppleness is your body’s ability to move efficiently without limits or restrictions in harmony with the dynamic movement of your horse


Muscles are for movement.  They provide movement to our joints and create a stable riding posture. Rider-specific strength rather than a generic gym workout is important!


Stability is your body’s ability to coordinate movement and maintain a soft, supple posture – everything you want when riding your horse


The control of your body’s alignment from one movement to the next.  Good posture begins with good balance.  Balance begins when all the moving parts such as joints in your body are ‘stacked’ and aligned

body awareness

Proprioception is the awareness of the position and movement of the body. The foundation of rider biomechanics stems from riders developing and maintaining accurate movement patterns with healthy proprioception 

Following the birth of my second child, I experienced a decline in the core-strength that I had previously taken for granted. This weakening affected my stamina and balance resulting in a lack of confidence and enjoyment in my riding. 

Engaging in Mel’s ‘Strong Stable Seat’ program has not only assisted in my physical improvement but has also provided me with access to Mel’s insights around the human body in the context of equestrian activities. 

I became consciously aware of certain zones in my body that were weaker than others and the impact this has on my riding. Mel is always happy to answer my questions and misconceptions that I have around horse and rider positioning.    

I feel that not only have I improved my core-strength but I’ve genuinely improved and refined my knowledge of equine sports in a safe, supportive environment with likeminded individuals. 


Bonnie Welch – Hervey Bay | Qld


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