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  1. English Riding
    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...
  2. English Riding
    So, I've noticed this when I go to shows and generally when I watch different riders. I see posting to the trot done in two ways. The first way I see people stand up and down, and move their upper body with them. The second way I see is mostly done with the hips, moving them forward each post...
  3. English Riding
    I've had this issue for a while, and neither me nor my instructor have any idea how to fix it.While I'm posting the trot, my legs tend to fall back out beneath me, and my feet sometimes end up near the horses flanks, and I am left sitting right on my crotch or on the ground. Hard to explain, I...
  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 Critique
    Okay so, I'm going to embed a video (hopefully , if it works) of me working with my 7 year old Percheron cross. She's 15.3hh. Lately we've started canter work. Misty is very green and needs more miles but seems to be excited to jump (small ones) and that is also sometimes incorporated into our...
  7. English Riding
    I have the sitting trot down pretty well. My horse has a very uncomfortable trot, so I'm not so partial to sitting it. I would like to learn how to post the trot. So far all I have been taught is to rise with the inside shoulder as it also rises. I've gathered that you do not want to use your...
  8. Horse Riding Critique
    Hello everyone! First off, I'd like to say that I am a novice adult rider. I began riding September 2011 and it was on a very automatic school horse. I went once a week for a half hour a week up until late Nov when I stopped riding due to the holiday madness and planning for a wedding. I...
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I am a very new rider. In my lesson yesterday I tried posting and every time I straightened my leg to rise up, my feet would go forward and kind of push me backwards. This was due to my feet not being in a straight line directly underneath my shoulders and hips. I had the stirrups on the balls...
  10. English Riding
    A bit of back story... With two years off of riding and quite a bit of weight gain due to medical problems, I lost a lot of my muscle and riding skills. It has now been about four months back to riding and I am progressing along slow and steady. With the horse I am leasing I have mastered the...
  11. English Riding
    Hello, I've been riding English for about a year now and everything was fine until about a month ago when I realized I post on the wrong diagonal about 50% of the time. I always notice it after one stride and switch it, but the fact that I can't feel the horses impulsion is annoying. My trainer...
  12. English Riding
    Okk... so when I post, it seems like I come out to much. I have no clue why. Here is a video. please comment and I will always except advise. No rude comments please. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFPhpzWSebU Thanks. :D
  13. English Riding
    Hello everyone! I have been riding Western since I was 6 years old, and now I am making the switch to English. It has been more difficult than I first imagined it would be! XDD (You English riders must have amazing upper and lower body strength! I've never been so sore after riding before!)...
  14. English Riding
    Ok so I had another lesson today! :) (yay) and I did rather well, especially at the canter, but at the trot my legs are moving sooo much! :oops: I will post a video once it finishes loading, but any advice on how to keep it motionless? :-| I read somewhere you're leg will move a lot if you post...
  15. Dressage
    I am doing training lvl dressage at the moment, and i'm still trying to figure out my seat and where my legs should be. The biggest problem i have found is keeping weight in my stirrups. I can keep weight in them when my toes are pointed out, but i can't when my toes are facing forward. i've...
  16. Horse Riding Critique
    My posting sucks. My horse is EXTREMELY bouncy and bumpy. I cannot sit his trot.I cannot post on the correct diagonal with him because one of his diagonals is stronger than the other. Is there a way to make his trot smoother? Why are my heels all twisted?
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