What helped me with my posting and balance was lunge line lessons where my reins were resting on my horse and I had my hands on my hips, on my head, out like an airplane.
The best way to have good balance is start with a good position. Make sure you have that straight line from your ear to your shoulder, hip, heel.
Another way is to practice walk and trot in 2-point. That positions your leg is the correct position and you strengthen your lower leg.
Originally Posted by thesecondchapter
I rode English for the first time in a while on Friday and just let me say it was NOT pretty.. hahaha I was all over the place! I was just wondering if anyone could give me some tips for posting and balancing in the saddle. Also, I'm no longer able to comfortably put my weight in my heels.. Any clue how I could fix that?
Are there any exercises I can do off of the horse to better improve my posting trot and balance issues?
Thank you! :)