Also I have one other issue! My instructor tells me to stand in the stirrups in every lesson I have! I can do it pretty well when my horse is standing
not for too long when he is walking - I can only do it for a quarter of a round in the arena
and I was having trouble doing it during the trot because the bounce would move my thighs away from the saddle and then I would have to come back down into my seat... Ugggghhh why must things be so hard sometimes also the reason I'm a little edgy regarding my riding is because I'm 18 turning 19 in a couple of months and I feel I am wayyyy to old to ride! Some kids at the school have been riding for years and years and they're only 8 or 9!! How long realistically will I take to be at a level where I can show or compete? Also how is standing in the stirrups different to staying in the two-point? Standing in the stirrups and the two-point seem to be the things that really stop me from progressing quicker when riding. Thank you everyone who has replied so far! All replies have been really helpful and have helped me a lot!
EDIT: I am incredibly grateful for having the opportunity to be able to ride! There are some people that don't even have the basic necessities of life and here I am being worried about how old I am! So ignore that part of the post! If it's the two-point and standing in the stirrups that have me complaining in life then I really have nothing in life to complain about! I'll just take my lessons slowly and not try to be an olympic athlete overnight so just ignore the age part of the post and do let me know how to improve my standing in stirrups and two point! Thank you all have a great day!