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        07-18-2012, 12:53 PM
    Any advice for my position?

    Unfortunately I don't have any pictures or videos, so I will do my best to describe my riding and what I need help with. My riding is very important because I am training for my B.H.S Exams, and riding is part of the exam.

    When posting to the trot, apparently I arch my back and therefore rise onto the cantle of the saddle, instead of rising and sitting in the middle, and therefore under myself. I can feel myself doing it, and despite me trying my best to rectify the problem, I can't seem to!

    When trotting without stirrups (which I will have to do in my exams) I end up sitting on my *ladies region* instead of my butt. This results in me stiffening up, bouncing everywhere and therefore looking terrible! I try hard to get my but underneath myself and sit properly, but I am finding it so hard.

    I am working with an instructor but I just wanted to see what ideas you guys had. I need to get these problems sorted so I can start focusing on other things for my riding section.
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        07-18-2012, 01:05 PM
    Hmm ... Sounds like a balance problem. We kind of need a video to see the underlying cause ... When is the next time you can get a vid?
        07-18-2012, 01:08 PM
    Originally Posted by xJumperx    
    hmm ... Sounds like a balance problem. We kind of need a video to see the underlying cause ... When is the next time you can get a vid?
    Yeah that's what my instructor said. She said when it's not so busy at the yard she will put me on the lunge line and focus on my balance and overall position. It is hard to get a video because everyone is working on the yard when others ride.
        07-21-2012, 08:58 PM
    I'm not sure if you meant sitting the trot without stirrups but if you did I like to picture myself bouncing from one butt bone to the other. It REALLY helps and I get compliments on my sitting trot every time!
    For the back arching problem, its really just going to take some time. I had the same problem for a while and with constantly having it in the back of my mind it got better. Remember to sit on your pelvis. So sit back :)
        07-21-2012, 09:04 PM
    You get tense, maybe from pain or from fear of bouncing off /?

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