Originally Posted by randomdraft
Sorry this probably would have been more helpful to being with lol... But I tend to lean forward on the English sadd/e and I can feel thhe rythem of when I should be posting but its like my legs well whole body is confused... Than its just bad... I get frustrated... And start to bounce everywhere which makes me want to squeeze with my knees than my horse stops... Which I guess is a good thing but I don't always want her to stop....
This might sound silly.. but why don't you practice posting at a walk. Stretch your legs down and swing your hips up and forward, and swing them down and back. At a walk, you can figure out your legs and your hips. It'll be harder without that impulsion from the trot.. but at a good working walk you should be fine.
That or learn about two point. If you're on the lunge you can put your hands on your hips or on the saddle to help you steady yourself.
But it could be your saddle placement too. Some saddles out people in awkward unbalanced positions. If that's the case, then figure that out before you continue riding.
You'll get this! It can be crazy at first but eventually you will be so good at it.. you'll laugh at how goofy you felt when you first started.
Same goes for everything in horses I believe :)