Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Beautiful Pacific Northwest
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I would try lowering your stirrups a hole, and see if that doesn't help you post with less rise. You can always shorten them again if you don't like it. You look very calm and relaxed in your riding, which is great, but I think you might be putting too much muscle into getting high up in your post, which is unnecessary. You just need to get your weight off her back. Agreed though that it's hard to post on a slow horse, because you have to stay "airborne" long enough to get to the next landing step.
Your sweet horse almost looks like she'd be easier to sit the trot than to post. Towards the end of your video, she lowers her head and slows and almost looks more like a Western horse. If she's normally faster and more spirited, let her move on out. You don't want a peanut-rolling English mount.