Originally Posted by Rule of Reason View Post
You love ponies, lordy, there's no help for you, LOL.
Lol I know! They're just a blast to ride! They're a blast to take to the XC!
We would race around the arena with me bouncing along like a rag doll. Embarassing!
Lol! See, I can post, it just takes more effort. Problem is I'm posting a million miles an hour. Like up, down, up, down, updownupdownupdown, ududududududud Lol!
Didn't your trainer tell you what to do?
Oh yes. She gave me quite a few mental tricks to slow my posting. It's not a pony issue (although he is very inconsistent..) it's a ME issue. I just can't get around my own mental issues (lol). "Think slow" "Post down like you're going to a walk" "Post bigger, slower" etc. I learn best if I'm just allowed to figure it out with what I've been given, and she did leave me to my own devices at one point in the lesson. Like I said, I can get it for a moment, once my brain turns to mush and a vein pops out of my forehead in concentration!! Lol
When training young horses (who speed up and slow down at the gaits) I sing jungle bells then match my riding (especially posting) to the rythm of the music.
That sounds like a great idea! I didn't even think to put it to music! The pony is really all over the place with pace, and that may be my main issue. He is great to learn on though, because I tend to be a little more on the inconsistent side myself. It's all part of the "passenger" curse that is a result of riding auto-pilot lesson horses for a long time... Or that is my theory anyway
I'm off to sing jingle bells and practice on my excersize ball! Lol