I'm a totally barrel fan ;) I've been barrel racing for about 5 years but since I got my 5 year old mare Andie last year (Day after Thanksgiving) I have stopped going to shows to train her and teach her all of the patterns. Today I was out riding and I realized I don't have a good 'seat' like I used to.
We were cantering and I noticed I was standing up a bit in my saddle. I used to sit down and really hold on like you should-but I don't know what's happened! Any tips on how I can work on sitting down more in my saddle? Also, I know you're supposed to not move you legs and only bed at your waist but I haven't really been doing that either -_-.
I don't know why I'm riding this way all the sudden but I can tell I'm not holding on with my legs as much and it might be affecting how my horse is responding my my cues.--Any tips or suggestions are welcomed!