Anyone have tips on developing a steadier leg? I got videos done at a show recently and was appalled at how much my legs were bouncing around It's worst during the posting trot- I caught myself getting up on my toes in the stirrups a number of times. Even my non-horsey husband asked if I was doing it right
I know part of it was my show boots/half chaps- they need to be broken in more, which makes it hard to flex my ankles- but I know the main reason is me.
I plan on working on posting trot without stirrups, but know there must be some more exercises out there.
Also, how much contact should you have with the lower leg? Am I correct in thinking that my leg should hang naturally against the horse's side when I'm not actively cuing?
I ride dressage, but figured I'd post this in the English section since I don't think it's a necessarily dressage-specific problem!