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Leg Yield: Possible to Post?

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  • Leg Yield: Possible to Post?

    I have always seen the trot leg yield done at sitting trot. However, if horse/rider aren't ready to do sitting trot well, can posting trot be used?
    I saw the angel in the marble and I set him free. - Michaelangelo

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    I.D.E.A. yoda


    • #3
      I post all varieties of lateral work all the time.


      • #4

        And you'll probably find your horse performs the leg yield differently depending on which leg you post with. You can use that information to help him/her.


        • #5
          Jane Savoie posting to leg yield: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k31Hy...eature=related


          • #6
            Originally posted by cu.at.x View Post
            I have always seen the trot leg yield done at sitting trot. However, if horse/rider aren't ready to do sitting trot well, can posting trot be used?
            It helps if you post with the diagonal that will best help you time your legs aids. As most people tend to favour tapping with their leg as they go DOWN in the post, as as you want to use your leg to cue your horse's hind leg to step up and under, it can make the leg yield easier if you post so that you are going down in your post as the leg you want to cue over is coming up and under.

            Example, when posting from quarter line to the wall, it is easiest to time the leg aids if you swap diagonals and post with the inside leg, this will time your going down in the post with the inside hind leg coming up and under, allowing you to better be able to time your leg aids to effectively cue the horse.

            When leg yielding away from the wall, you can keep your post with the outside leg to effectively cue your horse.
            Freeing worms from cans everywhere!


            • #7
              Had a clinic with Tom Poulin this spring and we worked on just that (since my horse was completely tight and in full blown spaz). He stressed to rise over the outside shoulder. I agree to change diagonal so you can apply your inside leg easier, but for those capable of applying a leg while rising, this isn't necessary.


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by alicen View Post
                Thank you for posting that. It really clarified what people were talking about re: why it's helpful to post on the wrong diagonal when doing leg yielding. I will definitely try that. I wasn't getting much success in getting the horse I ride to "cross over"--probably because my leg was ineffective since I was using it on the "up" beat.
                I saw the angel in the marble and I set him free. - Michaelangelo


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                  A few of my trainers have said to do lateral posting at first so yep
                  ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~


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                    "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"


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                      AH, sorry CHT! I meant to give a THUMBSUP, not down! I was going to type out a comment identical to yours until I saw it


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by normandy_shores View Post
                        AH, sorry CHT! I meant to give a THUMBSUP, not down! I was going to type out a comment identical to yours until I saw it
                        I was wondering what I typed that had someone unhappy!
                        Freeing worms from cans everywhere!


                        • #13
                          Leg yield can be done posting. It makes it easier for the horse. Same with S/I, renvers, and travers.
                          Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

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