Originally Posted by Little Jane
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.
Thank you for the input! I'm still working on it...it's getting there. I figured all great things happen in due time(; Okay, I'm a new rider so it just takes practice...same difference. :P
Regardless, I'm working on trying to use my hips and to relax a little more. During my last lesson I was moved onto a lazier horse that, I quote, "will be more challenging and will teach more a lot more", and I'm still trying to get used to her awkward trot. XD It's so much harder to ride than the previous mare's trot.
Again, thank you for the input. I just have to keep reminding myself that in my lesson...and also I'm working on keeping my heels a lot further down which is when I don't post so high up...but keeping my heels down that far is proving to be easier said than done. :P