Ok so, when riding I seem to get very tense.
My mum and instructors say its probably because I am trying too hard to get everything perfect. I do feel my self get tense sometimes too but breathing out just isn't cutting it.
If I relax I feel like I can use my leg at all and everything will go to pieces. And every time I use my leg I feel my body tighten.
This carries through into my poor pony, and I just don't know what to do. I feel as if my tenseness is dragging us down and making the whole picture look worse when it could look so much better.
Please any help would be really appreciated. If I can't get over this I don't think I would get further than elementry at a push because I'll be restricting the pony too much. I have videos if wanted of me riding during the week and at a show at the beginning of April.