Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Middle of the USA!
Learning to post takes a lot of time in the saddle :) When I was first learning, my trainer told me to think of allowing my seat to follow the horse's motion forward, rather than up, almost as if I were going to sit on his/her neck. The motion your hips make is similar to closing a drawer with them, as if your hands were full and the kitchen drawer needed to be closed, so you used your hips instead. When coming back to the saddle, think of sitting on the front of it so that your hind end doesn't end up falling into the back of the saddle.
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