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post #11 of 45 Old 10-03-2013, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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I ride two point (post) in a trot. I have no idea how to sit in a gallop or how to post in gallop.
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Here is the video:

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Posting and two point are not the same thing.

Posting = Standing and sitting with the horse's rhythm
Two point = Leaning forward with your butt a few inches off the saddle the whole time.

Here's what I see in the picture and the video: You are constantly yanking on the horse's mouth and she obviously isn't happy about it. Also, you are bouncing on her back when you canter, which does not feel good to the horse.
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I agree with above post your jerking in your horses mouth all while your cantering. In picture youv got a tight rein on her. You need to learn balance so your not riding your horses mouth.

No wonder her ears are pinned she unhappy with how your riding.
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The picture, I set her up with that. I kept contact with her mouth in the picture but not physically pulling her there. I just wanted to see how she looked. She wouldn't set her head that way if I didnt keep contact. The video idk. She wanted to go to the other horse because she is buddy sour. But I couldn't tell you. Because before I got told I hold them too loose, then too tight. I have to work with her and myself.
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The horse doesn't have a loping problem. You have a bouncing problem.

At a canter, you need to move with the horse. This is my favorite video on loping:

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I never said she had a problem? I said I did. I have been told to go with the horse, and that's what I try. Maybe i'm still tense and need to relax more. I suppose giving some time I'll be able to do this normally without any problems.
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My mare started pinning her ears when I put her in a new saddle after I lost all my tack in a barn fire. It was definitely a saddle fit issue. I ended up selling the saddle and fitted her to a wider one. She lopes much more relaxed now. She does do a much better job loping on a completely loose rein. She HATES me being in her mouth, even just to bump her down a little. She's easy to stop, with nothing more than a sit down and quick woah, but if we're loping freely, she wants that loose rein or she will pin those ears. You really don't have much room there in your video. It's much easier to judge a relaxed lope when you're doing it in nice wide open circles. You hardly have a chance to get set up there before you're having to put on the brakes again. I bet if you can find an open spot and sit a nice relaxed lope on a loose rein, she'll eventually relax too. It may take a bit though. If she's used to a bouncy or tight ride, she'll need to be "taught" that changes are taking place. It took a few rides in a better saddle for my mare to realize "oh, wow, my shoulders aren't being pinched anymore. This feels better!" In your case, it may not be the saddle, but she'll need to get used to you making changes in your riding. In any event, yea, those are "attitude" ears. ;) She's beautiful by the way. :)
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My mare started pinning her ears when I put her in a new saddle after I lost all my tack in a barn fire. It was definitely a saddle fit issue. I ended up selling the saddle and fitted her to a wider one. She lopes much more relaxed now. She does do a much better job loping on a completely loose rein. She HATES me being in her mouth, even just to bump her down a little. She's easy to stop, with nothing more than a sit down and quick woah, but if we're loping freely, she wants that loose rein or she will pin those ears. You really don't have much room there in your video. It's much easier to judge a relaxed lope when you're doing it in nice wide open circles. You hardly have a chance to get set up there before you're having to put on the brakes again. I bet if you can find an open spot and sit a nice relaxed lope on a loose rein, she'll eventually relax too. It may take a bit though. If she's used to a bouncy or tight ride, she'll need to be "taught" that changes are taking place. It took a few rides in a better saddle for my mare to realize "oh, wow, my shoulders aren't being pinched anymore. This feels better!" In your case, it may not be the saddle, but she'll need to get used to you making changes in your riding. In any event, yea, those are "attitude" ears. ;) She's beautiful by the way. :)
Thank you! I feel blessed to have her. I have been working with her buddy sour but once she gets over it I will go to the field next door. I'm just trying to make do with what I got. And I feel bad because I can't seem to ride her right. It feels differen't every time. I just need to get use to it. Being a new saddle that is very weird, and actually loping, I have a lot of working on.sitting that I need to do. And i'm just happy she puts up with me!:)
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