My lower leg is pants, I know. Always has been. Over a decade of dressage lessons has failed to fix it. I think these days it's a habit both myself and my horse are inexorably sucked into. :/ Yesterday, when I rode, I tried to keep my heel down and leg long, and must have been doing something weird with my seat every time I stretched my heel down, as the horse lost all her impulsion every time I tried it. So I'd resume riding with my really crap eq, and the horse would engage again. Who's training who?