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    12-05-2012, 10:19 PM
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Self taught posting?

Our 8yr old daughter, just started posting the other day. Outta nowhere. She's been working a new gelding to get him in shape and trotting him up a long slopping hill. She's never poSted before or been taught to. We ride western and sit our trot. But she sure figured it out all on her own, didnt even know she did till we asked her about it. Has anyone else seen this, or done it themselves? We havent been to a show or rodeo in at least 6 weeks and this horse is new to us. My only thought is she and her girlfriends at school had talked about it and she just tried it, and it worked. I don't know
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    12-05-2012, 10:23 PM
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Yup I taught myself I had no instructor for the first 4 years I was riding. In fact I taught myself most of what I knew with the few helpings from our neighbors who did high school rodeo. I found it very easy to teach myself to.
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    12-05-2012, 10:23 PM
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LOL! My friends 7 year old daughter saw the show jumping at Spruce Meadows on the TV then went outside saddled up her Moms reining mare, set up some makeshift jumps and started jumping! She shortened her stirrups, shortened her rein and had at it!!! Was quite cute! My friend walked outside and just shook her head at how much a kid can take in and learn from the TV!!!
     
    12-05-2012, 10:27 PM
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I'm self taught pretty much all around, so yup, posting was self taught.
     
    12-05-2012, 10:29 PM
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That's awesome! I just thought it was weird to come outta nowhere lol. But then again, the girl is like a spider monkey on a buckin horse. She just has it. No fine skills, I doubt she'll ever be finishing dressage horses, but the girl is glued on lol.
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    12-05-2012, 10:37 PM
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That's awesome! I just thought it was weird to come outta nowhere lol. But then again, the girl is like a spider monkey on a buckin horse. She just has it. No fine skills, I doubt she'll ever be finishing dressage horses, but the girl is glued on lol.
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That is how I was. I rode young bulls when we were kids, got on any horse whether it was broke or not and stuck like glue. I learned how to ride "proper" much later.

I learned how to post on a Pinto Arabian. I just remember that because of the saying "rise and fall with the leg on the wall" and that Arab had one brown shoulder and the other was white so it made posting the first time interesting. Good visual aides. Ha ha

You should learn to post too, it is easier on the horse and on you. Once you do learn, It is doubtful that you will ever stop doing it. Not that you won't sit your trot sometimes but there will be times you will find it quite convenient and comfortable.
     
    12-05-2012, 11:00 PM
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Thanks, it's not that I can't, I just don't. Lol. Usually for us it's walk. Then trot some to make up a gap in a fun ride. Or zero to crap your pants (lope or gallop) at shows/ rodeos. Kinda funny is I ride a TB. Shhhhhh he doesn't know. And he's all western/ cow horse.
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