I do wonder how many instructors have told you this in the past but you have disregarded their advice?
I have actually never been told "he will lighten up and work from behind better if you sit up straight". As a matter of fact I've only really had ONE coach who even picked me up on my habit of slouching! [current one - yes that's right, other than one comment of "taller" and being yelled at to keep my heels down, not even an FEI coach has said anything about my position!]
"His" one-sidedness is me, also never been told that by a coach but after 3 had to really look at myself. And in looking at myself I realized I slouch worse with one shoulder than the other, and I think I might collapse a hip as well. I have no photos of me taken from behind so don't know for sure, but I don't always sit perfectly straight in the saddle. I also struggle to point my shoulders where I want to go, especially going left [my bad direction].
SO, my suspicions that my horse is better educated than he lets on may just be accurate... but because of MY riding, not because he's rusty or lazy!
Last edited by blue eyed pony; 01-31-2013 at 10:28 PM.