Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
Stuff to do not on a horse? I have no idea. I can throw in suggestions to help when you're on your horse though. =]
One of my most favorite instructors pretty much tried to kill us every morning. It was HARD work, we hardly worried about collecting our horses but worked on our core and position. We'd go out and she'd tell us put our stirrups up two holes, and do lots of two-point. She'd make us drop our stirrups at the trot, do one lap sitting, one lap posting, and one lap two point. The lessons were amazing, I miss them terribly, and boy did they do wonders for my seat!
Another of my favorites is double posting. Sit two strides, stand two strides, sit two strides, stand two strides. When you're doing okay with that, try sitting ONE stride and standing for TWO. Sitting the two strides allows you to rebalance, sitting for one you really don't have time, you just get thrown back up. =] Keep in mind, the standing strides are not a two point, but standing just like you would if you were posting normally.
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