So I would love to get everyone's help on an issue I've been having. I am currently working towards getting an instructor's certification in English riding- I am not quite ready yet to write and do the practical exams, and I'm having a bit of trouble switching between positions.
I currently ride both jumping courses- under 2'9- and basic dressage lessons, and I am having difficulty switching from a hunt seat to a dressage seat- so I will do a jump lesson one week, work on my light seat etc etc. The next week I will work on flat work, and what happens is I have a hard time adjusting to a dressage seat- I keep wanting to use a seat that is just a tad too light- then when I try to fix it I start to almost "push" with the seat, which is NOT what I'm trying to do.
I ride with a jump-saddle all around- the thing is I don't so much have this problem in a dressage saddle, but I thought I should be able to achieve a good, solid dressage seat in a hunt saddle regardless- even if it is a bit harder.
Any advice/opinions would be appreciated.