Help Posting? - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 03-28-2010, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: OKLAHOMA
Posts: 103
• Horses: 0
Help Posting?

Ok, so I'm going to start taking English lessons tomorrow. I've ridden western all my life so it's a big change. Thursday the trainer at my new barn evaluated me and said I had good balance & seat and she liked how I held my hands, and I had pretty good potential in English. So I'm deciding to persue it.

My trainer briefly made me post and taught me diagonals, so I'm going to be working on that. My question is:
What muscles do you use to post? I was pushing off my stirrups with my legs but I don't think thats right? Because it causes me to raise my heel.
Thanks for reading!
eaferg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 03-28-2010, 05:08 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Posts: 3,475
• Horses: 2
ummm, it's hard to think about. I use my theighs I guess, but I also use my claves too, really it's just building up your muscles, all of them. You'll end up getting it down that it's so easy you don't even think about it when you start trotting.

Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt
StormyBlues is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 03-28-2010, 05:12 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
Posts: 3,028
• Horses: 3
I use my ankles and calves mostly. When your heel is down, just think about your ankles as springs that you bounce off of.

Look like a SUPERSTAR, Ride like a FOUR STAR, Win like a ROCKSTAR
Eventers: Making BAD Dressage look GOOD!
eventerdrew is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 03-28-2010, 05:13 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: California
Posts: 975
• Horses: 2
The more you post the easier it is to get it and figure it out.
DustyDiamond is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 03-28-2010, 05:15 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,348
• Horses: 2
The real power in posting is your core and hips, although your legs help out. Do not squeeze with your legs when you post as that will only unbalance you. Think of lengthening your leg down to the heel when you post and holding yourself up with your core, with a free moving hip that allows the power of his hind legs to carry you both.

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are certain and the intelligent are full of doubt"
-Bertrand Russel
roro is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 03-28-2010, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: OKLAHOMA
Posts: 103
• Horses: 0
Thanks all! So I think I'm doing it right, but I just need to work on my strength so that I can keep the heels down.

My inner thighs are still REALLY sore from thursdays riding lol
eaferg is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 03-28-2010, 05:27 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
Posts: 3,028
• Horses: 3
^ they should be! haha. Western and English use many of the same muscles but I find it harder to do anything in a english saddle because there is simply less leather :)

Look like a SUPERSTAR, Ride like a FOUR STAR, Win like a ROCKSTAR
Eventers: Making BAD Dressage look GOOD!
eventerdrew is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 03-28-2010, 05:46 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 5,526
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by eaferg View Post
My question is:
What muscles do you use to post?

Actually I am a two finger typist. The hard part is balancing the computer on his withers.
Spyder is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 03-28-2010, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: OKLAHOMA
Posts: 103
• Horses: 0
Ahaha. Spyder.
You clever one, you :p
eaferg is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 03-29-2010, 07:24 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 66
• Horses: 0
And also use your horses movement. You get pushed up anyway by your horses movement, but you see so many people almost working against that movement... But I guess that doesn't just count for posting... Anyway I'd concentrait on how the horse is moving.
Fellen is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Posting Draftgirl17 Horse Riding 5 01-31-2010 09:50 PM
posting? LacyLove English Riding 20 03-25-2009 07:36 PM
Just posting this again for everyone to see BluMagic Horse Pictures 1 08-01-2008 06:49 PM
posting teamroper2212 Horse Training 8 04-20-2008 02:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome