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    08-23-2012, 11:17 AM
Yeah, it doesn't look like the woman in the video is posting the canter, but I do know what you're talking about.

Here's a pretty good video of someone posting the canter;

Last year when I was working in Maryland I saw a number of upper level eventers posting the canter in their stadium jumping rounds, but I haven't paid close enough attention since then to tell you if they're still doing it!
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    08-23-2012, 03:46 PM
When I tried it I was focusing on the posting and let my horses balance and speed get sloppy :) This sounds like something I could use though because my horse backs off to the jump a little. I have a bad habit, now, of driving him hard to the fence once I see a distance... Thanks for your help :)
    08-24-2012, 12:22 AM
I post at the canter a lot. The reason I do it is to get my leg in the right position & when you are riding a hot horse it is an easier method than to be constantly on their backs or constantly in a two point. I hover gently in the air, technically not a full two point or in a seat. I almost always do it when I am jumping. It helps keep timing, to keep your heels waaaay down & keep your position correct. I don't post huge though, not like the videos you have been showing. It's a slight, close contact post. Boy, are these things hard to explain! Ha! I personally like doing them much more than flat out two points when you have no contact with the horse. It's almost like you are allowing the horse to gently push you into a slight post. Once again, I am not the best at explaining so I am not that much help.
    08-24-2012, 12:44 AM
My trainer does this with her big upper division jumper. He's hot and pretty rank and won't tolerate a heavy rider. She has to continually stay off his back and light in the saddle while still managing to ride him up to these huge meter forty fences. It's just the kind of ride he happens to prefer.

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