My horse is a hanovarian x trekener, 16.3, and is a tank! He is as sweet as could be, but, like all big horses, it's hard to direct his movements. We are both relativly new to dressage. He both began in the jumping field, so we are learning together and are progressing relativly well. Although, I have found a problem in my riding that I can't seem to figure out!
He's such a wide horse, I really don't know how to position my legs correctly! I start out with my legs stretched down, but the moment I need to ask for a bend ( or anything that needs leg pressure ) my legs scrunch up. I can't seem to unlock my hips to move freely.
So, my question is : are there any excersises either while riding or on the ground, that will help you loosen you're hips? Are there any excersises that help you develope the correct dressage leg while on a larger horse?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!