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        07-27-2013, 06:06 PM
      #11
    Trained
    Love love love your supple lower back and hips at the canter. You are in perfect sync with your horse's back.

    At the trot, your lower leg is counter-swinging with each post which indicates you are not quite balanced. It might just be your upper body being a tad too far back. A great way to find out is to stand straight up every few posts and see if you stay there, fall forward or fall back. Also try posting every 3rd beat so you are switching diagonals frequently, or try sitting a beat or two every few posts.

    Your hand position is good, but it does look a bit forced or stiff. Try shrugging your shoulders every now and then to keep them loose which lets everything else stay supple.

    Definitely lots of improvement.
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        07-27-2013, 06:15 PM
      #12
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
    Love love love your supple lower back and hips at the canter. You are in perfect sync with your horse's back.

    At the trot, your lower leg is counter-swinging with each post which indicates you are not quite balanced. It might just be your upper body being a tad too far back. A great way to find out is to stand straight up every few posts and see if you stay there, fall forward or fall back. Also try posting every 3rd beat so you are switching diagonals frequently, or try sitting a beat or two every few posts.

    Your hand position is good, but it does look a bit forced or stiff. Try shrugging your shoulders every now and then to keep them loose which lets everything else stay supple.

    Definitely lots of improvement.
    Thank you a lot, I'll try all these things, I love this horses canter its a dream and so easy to sit and so so smooth, I can see the hand thing too, I think I am just tensing up, need to relax more.
    If I kept changing my diagonals in my lesson all the time I think my instructor would strangle me haha, but I'll suggest these to her in my private lesson and we can do these then, I think doing 2 point and no stirrups will help me too (yay, not) Thank you
         
        07-27-2013, 06:38 PM
      #13
    Trained
    The thing with mixing up the posting with intermittent standing, 2 point and sitting, is that it breaks up the rhythm and forces you to post, stand or sit in a 100% balanced manner. Most instructors have some exercise along those lines to help you find your center of balance. Hopefully yours does too.
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