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I'm having trouble posting on the correct diagnol?

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    01-11-2012, 03:54 PM
  #11
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    01-12-2012, 01:52 AM
  #12
Foal
Allison-your absolutely right about the bending! Although part of it is my fault. My incorrect diagonal encourages him to bend toward the outside...but that's a different problem! We're definitely going to work on the bending!
Thank you so much everyone! I'm new to the horse forum and this is SO helpful.
     
    01-12-2012, 06:30 PM
  #13
Foal
Aw don't be too hard on yourself! You're doing great so far, so don't let that get you down! Yes, it does take time and feel, but don't let something small like that bug you, I do it all the time.

What I try to work on, is do sitting trot, then start posting, but as I go up, I look at the corner of my eye to make sure I'm going up with his outside leg. Try doing that, and focusing on the "feel" of rising at the quick moment his leg does.

Something else you could work on, is getting him into a nice stretchy trot, and posting on the wrong diagonal, then switch, and focus on the feel. Usually on the wrong diagonal you don't feel the "bounce" that pushes you up when you rise.
     
    01-12-2012, 10:12 PM
  #14
Foal
Thanks!
     
    01-16-2012, 03:26 PM
  #15
Weanling
When you ask for the trot, keep your eyes forward and sit tall. If you're slumped, you won't be able to feel your hips swing. Pay attention to how your hips are moving- when you feel your outside hip go forward, rise.

--I find this the most helpful method, going for the feel of this very distinctive movement of how my hips feel. Though I have to say with narrower horses, its harder to discern. I don't know why. When it works, it really works.
     
    01-16-2012, 03:51 PM
  #16
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Originally Posted by bsms    
If the horse is going straight, diagonals don't matter
Not so. Constantly posting on the same diagonal on the straight (like a trail ride) will make the horse sore.

Even when posting on long straights (like across a huge corn or bean field), I will switch diagonals every so often so that the horse gets worked equally on both sides.

Remember that the horse has to push off with your weight on his back every other stride. If that heavy stride is always on the same pair of legs, he's not being worked evenly.
     
    01-16-2012, 07:09 PM
  #17
Foal
For me, it's always an issue to pick up the left. I have gotten where I just automatically sit two for that side.

Of course, we with diagonal issues could just say we are counter posting!
     
    01-16-2012, 07:17 PM
  #18
Started
I just learned I'm on the wrong diagonal consistently.
Buuuut I figured it out! I just sat the trot for a few beats, and then picked up the right diagonal again. I'm getting preee good at this self-taught (with internet help) stuff.
     
    01-16-2012, 08:02 PM
  #19
Showing
Not only that, Mildot.. but they don't get those muscles stretched properly which can ruin a horse quickly.
     
    01-17-2012, 03:05 PM
  #20
Foal
Mildot-I had no idea about that. Good to know.
     

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