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post #1 of 6 Old 10-13-2018, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Post How's my 2 point and/or post

So yesterday was my very first lesson (since middle school *8 1/2 yrs ago* . I only rode 3 western lessons and one equestrian western camp the furthest I went was trotting). I don't consider my middle school experience any kind of experience so I'd like to call this my first time since it's my first time riding english (my favorite/ what I aspired to do since I was a toddler). plus I feel like a very green rider still.

Anyways yesterday's lesson I progressed quick (according to my instructor) I didn't spend much time in a lunge rope walking. My instructor said I was ready for posting on my own since I was able to control my horse. I was also learning how to do 2 point and 2 point over one pole(flatwork) while walking and posting. My mom can't take good pictures (but I'm grateful she at least did) so it's kind of blurry and my position is weird so I can't tell if I was posting or attempting the 2 point.

How's my position/posture???

What can I work on as far as if it this is my 2 point position or posting posture???

How can I improve when I'm at lessons and at home to strengthen my leg muscles???

and is not being able to tell if I was posting or in my 2 point a problem???
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-13-2018, 06:23 PM
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That looks like a post. Photo is blurry. You'd be further over the neck as well as much closer in a two point. You do not want to be sitting far up and over your to the point that your crotch is even with or in front of pommel. You are rising out of the seat with weight in your heels and knees soft.

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Saddle should be in there after the your. A video would be better or several frames. Hard to tell from one photo.
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-13-2018, 10:18 PM
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Congratulations on a good first lesson. There is really not a lot one can tell by that one still frame photo.



also, . . . .



It's too soon, in my opinion, to be asking for feedback and advice outside of your in-person instructor. When you've got a bit of actual experience under your belt, and may have some questions as to what your instructor means by this or that, or perhaps questioning her /his feedback, then I might offer something, based on a video if you can post that.


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Can't really tell too much from that photo, but since it's your first lesson in years, I wouldn't stress your position too much. After all, it can take awhile to develop a good posting position.
It does look like a post.

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So yesterday was my very first lesson (since middle school *8 1/2 yrs ago* . I only rode 3 western lessons and one equestrian western camp the furthest I went was trotting). I don't consider my middle school experience any kind of experience so I'd like to call this my first time since it's my first time riding english (my favorite/ what I aspired to do since I was a toddler). plus I feel like a very green rider still.

Anyways yesterday's lesson I progressed quick (according to my instructor) I didn't spend much time in a lunge rope walking. My instructor said I was ready for posting on my own since I was able to control my horse. I was also learning how to do 2 point and 2 point over one pole(flatwork) while walking and posting. My mom can't take good pictures (but I'm grateful she at least did) so it's kind of blurry and my position is weird so I can't tell if I was posting or attempting the 2 point.

How's my position/posture???

What can I work on as far as if it this is my 2 point position or posting posture???

How can I improve when I'm at lessons and at home to strengthen my leg muscles???

and is not being able to tell if I was posting or in my 2 point a problem???
The angle of the photo makes it hard to tell. It looks like you might be pinching with your knee causing your lower leg to swing too far back and your upper body to tip forward. I wouldn't worry to much about it though if you're just learning how to ride. So much to learn and so much to correct. You're doing great for a first time taking a lesson.
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