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  1. English Riding
    When posting does your knee make contact with the saddle? I've seen videos of posting trot and the rider seems keep the knee align with contact on the saddle. I've been told to point my knees outward but when I do I lost my upper calf and thigh contact on the saddle. I am so confused...
  2. Horse Riding Critique
    Alright everybody, I've got a couple questions for you about what I'm doing wrong with my riding. You see, I have this problem with bad heels and lower leg movement at the posting trot and canter. However, I only have these problems with stirrups. You see, when I'm riding without stirrups, I...
  3. New to Horses
    Well, at my last lesson, my instructor decided I should start using a crop. I'm still just a beginner - been taking lessons once a week since February - but it still made me feel sort of bad. I'm doing posting trot, and having a very hard time keeping the horse at the right speed/pace while...
  4. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I can never seem to post on the correct diagonal. I don't have a round pen, I do all my riding either in the pasture or out on the trails- so I don't know which side is the outside leg, since there is no circle for me to be able to tell. I mean, technically, when I'm riding in the pasture, it...
  5. New to Horses
    Hi, I'm starting lessons and right now I'm learning my diagonals with trotting and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations or tips. Thanks in advance!
  6. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I started riding Western and switched to English last fall. I lost about 3 months of riding around Christmas so all together I've had 16 lessons in English. I ride in a large Dressage ring (66' x 197') and my teacher's specialty is also Dressage. Since I've been here, We've worked primarily on...
  7. English Riding
    Hi, I was riding Western and the barn I was at closed so I switched to a different school where they only teach English riding. I've had a lot of problems with plantar fasciitis in my right foot. A massage therapist who was working on my right calf and foot for this problem said the posting was...
  8. Horse Training
    Hey everyone, I'm a beginner pretty much, just starting to master the trot, and well, the barn I usually ride at, the instructor taught me different to the barn I went to yesterday - they told me everything I knew before was wrong. Okay so, at my first barn, the instructor told me to tighten my...
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