Originally Posted by girllovesdressage
Do you think it is the different position of riding dressage and I just need to ride ride ride to get used to the change?
Most likely yes, and your solution to ride ride ride is the correct one. But there is no shame in shortening the leathers enough to be comfortable again.
Your hips and legs will slowly loosen and get used to the longer stirrups and will let you drape your legs down, but it doesn't happen overnight.