To post more efficiently for forward motion…
Imagine your body as a box with hinges at the hips.
Keep your box square as you rise freely in the posting
trot. This “squareness” (no tipping left or right) will
keep your horse’s body traveling straight and forward,
Janice Dulak is a Master Pilates Instructor through
Romana’s Pilates. She has been riding dressage for more
than 10 years and is the author of the book Pilates for the
Dressage Rider and the DVD “Nine Pilates Essentials for
the Balanced Rider.” She lives with her husband on their
Amber Waves Farm near Champaign, Illinois, and they
winter in Reddick, Florida (dulakpilates.com).