Originally Posted by GotaDunQH
Is there a reason the instructor is having her post the trot?? Western, at the jog you sit the jog. Just curious if she was having her work on something.
As for the lope, your daughter is behind the motion (and actually sending the horse forward with her seat). Her back is leaning back where her upper body and her shoulders need to be inline with her hip.
Your daughter is cute and love the horse she's riding.
Thanks! I'm not sure why, but all her trotting is posting. I assumed this is what is done in the early stages. Sometimes she's asked to sit the trot for a couple of steps, but that's it. Is it easier to learn to steer while posting? This horse doesn't stay on track unless my daughter steers, so all her focus was on learning to steer.
Should she focus on not leaning back, or is it something that will come with a bit more practice?