05-28-2008, 10:50 AM
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I would suggest getting someone to lunge your horse while you are on him. Don't use reins, balance yourself out by extending your arms to either side, and close your eyes. It sounds weird, but it's extremely helpful! With your eyes closed, you focus only on the movement of the horse's body beneath you and without reins it helps balance and posture incredibly. When you post you might be riding on your reins. On the lunge, you won't have them, so you focus on your position only. When you say you post unevenly, do you mean you kind of twist to either side? When riding on the lunge, (keeping eyes closed) sit the trot for a couple rounds, roll your shoulders back and think about sitting deep in the saddle, using a bit of inside leg. Then, following the beat of your horse's trot, move into posting trot and make sure you are on the correct diagonal. Think about keeping your back straight, chest out and using your inner thighs to push yourself up, slightly forward with each movement. Good luck and I hope this helps!