Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Staffordshire, UK
• Horses: 0
Flapping legs in canter?
So in my lesson this weekend my instructor pointed out that when in the canter my legs flap about, normally just my inside leg. She pulled me in and shortened my stirrups quite a bit and this defiantly helped. She thinks that it could be a confidence thing, i'm not always a confident rider and in that lesson it was super windy and the horse I ride really doesn't do great in the wind, anything spooks him and he took off a few times in that lesson.
Is there anything I can do other than shortening my stirrups which will stop my leg flapping about, once she shortened my stirrups it pretty much stopped but I was just wondering if theres anything else I can do which will help, or is it a confidence thing?