I am doing training lvl dressage at the moment, and i'm still trying to figure out my seat and where my legs should be. The biggest problem I have found is keeping weight in my stirrups. I can keep weight in them when my toes are pointed out, but I can't when my toes are facing forward. I've found that I end up curling my toes & putting weight on the side of my foot ( making my ankles buckle outwards), so I was just wondering how I can improve on this? Is there any exercises or techniques for doing this?
Also, I have a problem with posting trot -- i'm not really sure where / what my legs should be doing. When I post, I don't really know a good way to keep my legs on. It feels like i'm just sort of pushing myself up with my feet, so everytime I post, my legs move and it doesn't feel like i'm keeping a constant connnection with the side of my horse, should I keep my feet / calves in the same position and just move with my knees or...?
Any advice would be great! Thanks