Did another day today and had another breakthrough. I need to set this up a little. My horse is an OTTB with short pasterns and a straight shoulders. He came to me with a jackhammer trot. I managed to improve it a lot over the years, but it's still not the easiest thing to sit. I've made attempts before that resulted in me bouncing around up there and my horse literally sighing as I attempted to find my center of balance.
I did all my walk and cantering first. Moved onto posting trot and realized it was going really well. So I decided, what the hell. I relaxed my hips and sat in the saddle. We floated around for 4 laps without a single bounce. Angels sangs, fire shot out of my thighs, it was flippin fantastic! I wish I had it on video but I almost always ride alone. I promise I will at least set up a stationary canter and get all this stuff on video some time soon. After all, I am the one who put all of you up to it.