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        07-09-2010, 04:01 AM
    My trainer put me on a lounge line and taught me what posting was before going over diagnols. She had me stand up in my stirrups and gently sit at the walk and helped me keep time by saying "1,2,1,2" so I would learn how to keep the beat.Then she explained how when the horse's leg next to the fence was back,I should be sitting and up in the saddle when that leg took a step forward.

    Then we moved on to me keeping time on my own and she told me how to sit for two beats so I was doing it correctly.It was a little hard at first,learning to be on the right diagnol,but after some practice I had it down pat. =]
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        08-11-2010, 03:47 PM
    I remember being on a lunge line for a while...I don't really remember how I started posting, but I can still clearly hear my trainers voice in my head say..."up down, up, down" But I could never get my diagonals, my mom would cough at the shows when I was on the wrong diagonal, then it finally clicked. To this day I'll look down at my diagonal if my moms coughs
        08-11-2010, 04:13 PM
    ^^ LOL...that's pretty cool.
        08-11-2010, 04:24 PM
    I learned to post my first "lesson" which was really just a day camp where we learned to take care of horses and riding was just icing on the cake. First we started with walking (on the lunge line and holding onto the pommel) and I was told to rise every time the outside shoulder moved foreward and also to say "up, down, up, down." then we moved to the trot and luckily I picked it up quite quickly.
        08-11-2010, 05:02 PM
    I have never been put on a lunge line when I was learning any riding.

    But god do I remember up, down, up, down.
    I was told to push my hips forward and go up and down but I learnt it really quickly. This is my 4th year of riding english and I've only just been taught diagonals after being through 5 different riding schools.

    Good times :)
        08-11-2010, 05:19 PM
    It's actually strange, our instructor still says to us "up, down, up, down" when we are having an intense flatwork insult actually....LOL.
        08-12-2010, 12:06 AM
    I recall having to do a demo posting trot when an instructor was teaching a girl with autism how to post. But she picked it up really quickly after seeing it.
    I remember having to post to the walk when learning diagonals. That's all I remember.
        08-13-2010, 05:08 AM
    I remember, "UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN"
    And then, "UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN"
    And eventually, "close your eyes; which diagonal are you on?"
    "I don't know..."
    "change it"
    "now which one are you one are you on?"
    "The wrong one?"
    "yep, now change it back"
        08-13-2010, 05:16 AM
    Errr I always thought my trainer was saying up down up down for her own good xD I never listened to it I just remember rise and fall with the leg on the wall and to stand up and sit down lol simple to me posting is eaaaasy
        08-13-2010, 06:54 AM
    Originally Posted by Cheezeit32    
    I learned how to pick up the correct diagonal by feeling the movement of the horses shoulders. You can feel the rise and fall of the horses shoulders at the trot and once you feel the rhythm, pick up the correct one. This, however, took me a few months to learn to feel for it without looking. :)
    Same here. I wasn't allowed to look down; it was all about FEEL. There were a couple exercises that helped tho.

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