My friend and her 12 year old daughter came out to ride with me yesterday. She does dressage and just bought her first horse. We played around on Baron for a little while and got some good pictures.
I have come to two major conclusions about my riding:
1. When I ride I FEEL like my leg is underneath me but it’s not. This means I have to stick it so far back that it feels like it’s behind me. Like a commenter said, if it feels wierd then I’m probably doing it right.
2. I ride with my reins way too loose. I feel like Baron is actually seeking contact and looking for my hand. He relaxes when he knows what’s expected of him, and I think if I get a good solid leg underneath me, a balanced, independent seat and good contact then his head will naturally come down.
So here’s the pictures. Interestingly, I don’t look as flustered at the canter as I felt while we cantered. My heel stayed down pretty well. Aaaah, some signs of progress! As always, feel free to give me tips. Thank you for continuing to read my tedious position posts!