Okay so I have a question. When you post the trot, how do you lift yourself up? We had our first session on this last Saturday and I was kinda getting it and kinda not. Whenever I would get my timing right, the horse would step down into a dip and I ended up rising to the wrong leg. (we practice in a pasture)
Anyway, we started by lunging Maroony for about 30min and then I got on while the instructor controlled the horse through a lunge line. I had no bridle or reins.
So, we started working on the trot. About 30min in I got off and the instructor showed me quickly how to lift to the proper leg. I got back on. When I got back on, I felt a bit off balance. It wasnt by much and I just assumed it was because I was still learning to center myself. I still couldnt get settled in right and just a few minutes in I thought I felt the saddle slide just slightly to the right.
I mentioned to the instructor that I thought the saddle was slipping and she agreed that she thought it was as well. About that time I squeezed my legs to prevent the saddle from slipping any further. BIG Mistake! Lol
I forgot squeeze ment go! So, Maroony set off into a fast canter and I slid right down her side until I was nearly under her. All I could see were her feet and legs moving. I let go and rolled just a foot or so but because I was already practically on the ground anyway, I didnt get injured and Maroony took it like a champ! She finally slowed and huffed a bit.
Sooo...apparently me and her need to work on our trick riding abilities.
Hehe it was fun all in all though! It makes for a fun story.
Anyway, my question was, how do you lift yourself while not squeezing your legs? She's very sensative so the slightest squeeze sets her off in a faster pace.