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Re: [RC] diagonals - Beth Walker

Jonni, I agree that the results are the same as far as the actual posting is concerned.? The only problem occurs with trying to follow written directions - at least for me.? I always thought that the "left diagonal" was the one you used when traveling left on the circle (which is the right diagonal), and vice versa.? Since I was using the terms backwards, I would end up on the wrong diagonal if I tried to use written directions for, say, posting on a slope.

On Apr 16, 2007, at 5:34 PM, Tx Trigger wrote:

I think that Beth and I were taught the same, and get the same result as those who are posting to the shoulder. I was just taught as the FRONT leg that is to the inside of the arena HITS the ground in front of the horse, I was to be "up" on my posting. So, left front foot hits ground, I am on my left diagonal. When right front hits ground in front of horse, I am on right diagonal. At least it worked for me in all my years of showing and english equitation. LOL? Here is a quick video with a girl talking about posting. She explains it the way I was not taught, but result is still the same. She is showing the "up" when front foot to center of ring HITS the ground.

[RC] diagonals, Tx Trigger