Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Between two places in Canada!
• Horses: 0
SMROBS is right, you are posting off your stirrups, which is evident in the fact that your leg disengages from the horse when you post. You want to keep even pressure on him with your calves, even when you're out of the saddle posting. If you press your legs around him (think of your legs like a set of parenthesis - they should curve around the horse and keep contact when not engaged () ). Now, when you go to post, picture someone holding a long pole in front of you, about 3 - 4 inches from your bellybutton, and not high up at all. You want to bring your belly button to hit that imaginary pole. Posting does not have to be a high, exaggerated movement. It needs to be a clear way for the horse to come up to meet you while you get off his back. In no way should your other aids change, the only aid change should be from your seat. Your legs and hands must remain the same.