Originally Posted by Kharma
Same here, but my boy is just coming in after a hock injury. :) don't forget to do transitions and perfect your position in both downwards and upwards transitions. I've had lessons from some judges and that's a huge thing they notice - riders collapsing forwards in transitions. Ride without stirrups! Gosh it aches after a week but it makes a huge difference! What have you been doing on your boy?
Haha, I'm lucky enough to have a horse with the smoothest gaits imaginable, so riding with out stirrups isn't a problem, thank god. I've just been working on getting him to keep his head still through transitions, because sometimes when I pick up the canter he tosses his head up somewhat high, then lowers it when I ask him to. It's not a really pretty sight, haha. I'm also not doing changes of pace and transitions as much as I should, but I'll start that up.