Originally Posted by wetrain17
Spend a lot of time posting with out your stirrups. It worked for me. My trainer took my stirrups away from me for almost a year when I was a kid (she let me have them when we went to shows and when jumping over 3'6" that's about it) I hated it for the first month but that was just because I fell off a lot. But I adjusted my balance and my legs got stronger. It was torture but Im glad I did it.
Twenty years later I still take my stirrups away just to keep myself in check, sick thing is I enjoy it and look forward to those days.
I have to say....I tried this today. It is torture but wow, do I see how I balance myself with the reins. Posting is HARD work without those stirrups but what a difference it makes in sitting deep, balance and posture. Not once did anyone yell at me to sit back! And oddly enough I felt about two inches taller.
It is a whole new challenge but I can see what a difference it makes in understanding where the posting should come from. I made it about once around the arena. (burying my head in embarrassment)