Originally Posted by Kayty
...suggesting that a rider 'clean their saddle' with their backside is a commonly heard method, yet it seems to encourage the rider to slide their backside across the saddle. Your backside should be glued to the saddle.
When I first started cantering last October, I read this advice. It was great for getting me started. And yes, my rear moved more than the saddle did. However, after a few rides, I was able to switch from 'cleaning the saddle
' to 'just enough to move with the saddle'
. I went from trying to 'sit' the canter, to too much motion, to trying for just the right amount.
That in turn set me up for trying to feel my HORSE'S movement and balance, and matching the saddle by first matching the horse.