Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~
Keep asking for trot with your seat (and NOT by exaggerating your posting as suggested previously) just keep the hips in a rhythmical 1-2-1-2 and then do a leg yield or change direction or do something that you aren't asking him to canter through at this point in the training.
Why would exaggerating the posting be so bad? When I'm on a greener horse, and I want to slow the trot, my posting gets exaggerated because I'm posting slower than the horse is actually going. Of course, maybe the word exaggerated came across as saying the rider should hurl her body around in an exaggerated way, which would cause the horse to lose it's balance... so I can see why that would be bad.