So I had my first English lesson this week after taking Western lessons for the past two months (I'm a first time rider). It felt like day 1 all over again. I kept slipping in the saddle (I almost slid right off the other side of the horse when I mounted b/c I didn't expect it to be slippery), couldn't find my balance, my arms kept rowing, I was out of sync with the horse, toes were down, pretty much I was all over the place and did everything wrong (except fall off). Sigh.
I wore regular breeches but just ordered some full seat breeches by Ariat so hopefully next week, I will be less slippery in the saddle. It didn't help that I'm still breaking in my tall riding boots.
Any suggestions on how to feel more secure in the saddle (other than full seat breeches)? Does this happen to anyone else?