Hi. I've owned my OTTB for 7 or 8 years. Seven months ago, I moved him to a new (fantastic!) barn and began working with a new (even more fantastic!) trainer. Only one problem. I've started falling off. Only twice, but that's twice more than I have ever fallen off before.
The trainer is working hard to get my horse -- and me -- iin perfect balance. She wants me to sit back lots more ... like a dressage rider vs a hunter/jumper-forward-tilting rider. And that's fine. It's helping get my legs under me better, etc. But in all the years I've been riding, I have never fallen off (I know!) until this month. And this month, I've fallen twice. Nothing dramatic ... the horse spooks, as he does sort of regularly ... but now I tumble right over. I think it's because of my rear-weightedness with my "new" seat.
At my age (late ... ok VERY late 40s), I don't know how many spills I have in me. Any suggestions? Is this common?