The barn I was riding at before taught me for a year. Then some of the horses got Strangles and they closed the lessons. So I moved to a new barn and what do you know? The place where I was riding at before told me the wrong way to ride, and they got me into some really bad habits. They told me to mount the wrong way, told be that my toes should be pointing inwards and not forwards, and they knew that I wasn't putting enough weight into my right foot but they just said it was normal! They told me to 2-point way up the horse's neck even on little jumps. And a lot more. Everything became a habit and now they are hard to break. When I found out how horible this barn was, I just wanted to stand up in my stirrups and scream! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You get my point?
Okay so now... questions. I find it really hard to keep my heels down. It's not that it hurts or anything, it's that my feet just don't bend that way. I can't even crounch with my feet flat on the ground! So what can I do about this? It's not the stirrups, because even when they are jumping length it is hard to push my heels down.
I also have another problem. I tend to put most of my weight in my left foot and not my right. I am constantly trying to balance myself, but every time I am not paying close attention, my weight drifts back to my left foot and I become very crooked. Do you have any advice?
Sorry, I know this was a long post, but oh well