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Puddintat 07-09-2012 08:46 PM

Posting trot
In my lesson last week my trainer had me squeeze while I was up in posting position as opposed to when my bum taps the saddle. That had me wondering when others squeeze their horses forward?

PaigeOfPaper 07-09-2012 09:55 PM

Hmm, I honestly don't think about it anymore... I just do it on instinct, I guess! Now that I think about it, I generally squeeze when I'm sitting down, as opposing to standing up, just because it's easier... but I'm sure either method works well.

tinyliny 07-09-2012 10:02 PM

I don't leg on with every step posting. That will totally dull the horse out. I put leg on if the horse is falling out of rythm, and I need to freshen him up,I put my legs on quickly and with a kind of "tap, tap" with my ankle bone against the horse's side. I expect him to surge forward. then I won't put any leg on at all , until he starts to do something I didnt' tell him to do, like fade out again.
I think I do it when seated, but it's so automatic, you know.

Puddintat 07-09-2012 10:02 PM

Yeah, I'm so used to squeezing while sitting that its so awkward when I'm up. She's having me try it to see if I can keep my momentum going better. She said that's when she squeezes.

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