Posting without stirrups hurts?
Gah well my last lesson we did posting without stirrups, and this is the first time I've ever done anything like that, but it -hurts-! Not my muscles, they don't hurt at all, but I just can post high enough and I hit the pommel. Also, right were the stirrup bars are, my thighs for some reason are hitting it since they poke out and give me horrible bruises. Physically, I can post without the stirrups, but I constantly have to stop because of the pain from the bars jabbing my leg.
How do you get yourself high enough to not hit the bars or the pommel?
Also,I slide all over the place. It just feels as though the saddle is the most slippery thing in the world now. My butt slides and I lose my balance, even when I grip with my legs, but only at the sitting trot without stirrups.
Could it be the saddle or is there some way to prevent my butt from sliding off?
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