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Posting problems

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Posting in dressage has always been difficult for me. How exactly do you post without locking your hips & turning out your leg? I find if i try to use my thighs to post ( instead of using the stirrups to push myself up) i lock my hips, while if i leave my thighs out & use my stirrups, my toes turn out. In both situations i am unable to use my legs effectivly. What should i be doing to properly & effectivly post in dressage?
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In the upward part of the post think of the horse as bouncing you up, then you use your legs to gently sit down in the downward part of the post. Horse does the work in the up part - your work is not falling on horses back in the down part of the post.
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