Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel
Alright I'll try it
Actually.. upon re-reading it.. I don't think a passive seat is a good idea. You need a driving seat.. but not a stiff seat. A passive seat means your horse gets a chance to break into a trot.. or if they slam on the brakes, you're more likely to go launching or slam on their backs.
A driving seat, paired with good stretchy relaxed legs, loose upper half, supple hips and ankles and shoulders.. will make a better canter.
I mean.. if you look at my recent cantering video (my 3rd time cantering) on the lunge, you will see when I find that sweet spot.. my arms are still but following without exaggeration, my hips follow, and my horse is happy. Then when I tense or get stiff.. it falls apart and my horse starts acting up (my poor horse lol)
I may not be a very amazing rider, nor that experienced in Dressage.. but I do know what the right thing feels like. So I'll have to disagree, respectfully of course :)