Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
The issue here, is that you are not using your lower legs properly to support you in your tack - while at the canter.
What is it that you can think of, that you are doing? Are you gripping somewhere? Are you pinching somewhere? Something is going on, that is creating imbalace and insecurity.
Your lower legs must beable to do their job - heels, ankels, knees, calves.
Your ankles must be allowed to do their job - which is anchor you in your tack. Your weight must be allowed to flow through your lower leg. If you are pinching your knees, you've blocked that flow. If you are gripping your calves, you've blocked that flow - your calves must be at your horses side, but not death gripping.
Once you've figured out what you are doing with your legs - now we can focus on your seat :)
A great trick my coach uses, to help students find their seat.....is while at the canter, hold onto the reins with 1 hand, and reach back towards your horses tail with the other hand.
You'll find that you'll be more on your seat bones, and deeper - and there's your canter seat.
But remember - your lower legs must beable to do their job :)