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post #11 of 12 Old 09-02-2013, 04:58 PM
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This is a really common problem. All riders will find that they naturally favour one diagonal over the other so if you mostly ride on trails that's the one you will go for every time and if you're riding in 'straight lines' all the time then you have no need to change as it doesn't actually matter which one you're on
When you come to change the diagonal in a circle situation your body is still balancing itself for the one its used to being on and you feel this strange feeling like the horse is 'wobbling from side to side' underneath you
If you give it a short time you find you adjust to it and the wobbling goes away
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post #12 of 12 Old 09-04-2013, 03:21 PM
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I suffer from the same problem, I am what my trainer calls "weak on the left side" as well as my horse is.. he has trouble pacing with the trot on the left and keep straight, so for us both it's a work in progress.. On my right side I can post without even thinking about it, it just flows naturally for both me and my gelding because he can stay at a nice pace and even speeds up on the right whereas the left he slows constantly and struggles.

Practice, practice! all I can say.. The first time I tried doing it correctly, I couldn't even post on the leftside on the correct diagonal for more then 30 seconds.. Much less even be posting correctly.. Plus having to kick everytime my butt hit the saddle because he tried to stop or slow down.

But after much practice, I can pick it up correctly when sitting the trot first and without a foot in the stirrup... but it takes a lot of practice..
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