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    12-10-2008, 02:41 PM
Another little tid bit, keep your shoulders up and slightly back, you probably already know, buts its hard to post with stirrups when your all hunched forward! I have seen many riders sit correctly with stirrups, but when they take there feet out, they are learning way to far foward., yes posting without stirrups is great, but don;t let your posture go to waste! Good luck =]
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    01-08-2009, 06:23 PM
When posting without stirrups you use your legs. You should use your legs, but don't pinch with your knees. It hurts at first, my instructor always has me do some warm-ups with no stirrups at the beginning of each lesson. You get used to it though. You probably want to build up your leg muscles before hand. I have been posting this excersize a lot on the site, but it truly is wonderful. It is called a wall-sit. You lean your back against the wall and go down as if you are going to do a squat, but you stop when your legs bend at a 90 degree angle. You see how long you can do this for. It is harder than it sounds!

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