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  1. General Riding queries
    Hi guys! Like a lot of young equestrians, I love to go fast on my horse.. but I'm not the best horseman in the world, and still need help finding the right way to ride through the trot and lope. The problem I'm having during the trot is keeping the horse at a trot, and posting. The problem...
  2. General Riding queries
    Hi there! I just started getting into equitation around one month and a half ago. And I'm having a bit of problems with the trot, not the trot alone, but staying in it. My instructor says I'm good with the trot and she put me in a collective lesson (with other ppl). Whenever I trot with my horse...
  3. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    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...
  4. 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...
  5. General Riding queries
    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...
  6. General Riding queries
    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 Queries & Discussions
    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. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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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