Today, I decided to ride a pony in my lesson. The cutest, fwuzziest, huggablest pony in the entire world
As I'm trotting him, I note that he has very minimal spring to his trot. You know how bigger horses will sort of throw you into the post? Well Mr. Short Legs pony takes a bit more effort to post on. Anyway, as I'm posting, he speeds up so my instructor tells me to slow my posting. Normally, I have no issue with this. For some reason, I couldn't do it today! It's like my brain is telling my body to stop posting with the pony and slow him down but my body just keeps posting with the speedy little legs! :(
I started getting it after a while (a long while). To do that, I would basically sort of think "walk" and have my body slow as if I were going to go down to a walk. Still, after I did that if the pony sped up again I'd be posting faster with him!
I have no idea if it has to do with the pony's gait, some sort of body control mental illness (lol), or what!
Does anyone have any excersizes that would help with slowing my posting against the horse's trot? Any sort of things to think (besides slow) to get the right muscles to work?
But I do love ponies! By far my most fun lessons are on ponies :)