Hey everyone! I'm new to the HorseForum however I already have a question that is begging to be answered: how do I stay in the two-point position?! I am extremely new to riding, in fact I just finished my 11th, 35 minute group lesson just two hours ago! I have been riding for just under two weeks as I have 6 group lessons every week because apparently the horses don't like seeing too much of me no jokes the school is closed on Sundays!
I am currently working at perfecting the rising trot and I can feel myself improving LOADS every time I get on the horse! The instructor is saying I'm progressing well and that I am on track with riding. He said he has seen me improve with each lesson which is great however I can't seem to stay in the two-point position. I am pretty fit and lean because I used to play loads of basketball and I am what one would call athletic however I can't seem to stay in the two-point position for long during the walk. Today my instructor asked me to stay in the two-point position during the trot and I just couldn't seem to do it! I felt awful at the end of that session about my riding abilities.
I won't be allowed to move onto the canter unless I can keep the two-point in the trot! How do I do it well? I struggle with it in general not just in the trot. I know my weight should be in my heels but should I grip with my thighs and calves the way you do when you post to the trot or should I be standing in the stirrups? How should I keep my balance? Also when the horse turns I usually need to sit down because I can't keep standing! I really need help with this guys! I just need help with this because so far I can trot pretty well, I can walk well obviously well now hahaha but the two-point, specially doing the two-point during the trot are really killing me!
Do you have any tips? Will I get better over time? I really want to improve and be the best rider that I can!