Originally Posted by brttnybluev
I think I rely on my knees too much but Idk.
My money is on you doing exactly that.
I don't know how to explain to you how to achieve this, but somehow you have to become loose and supple enough in your hip joints so that your legs from top to bottom can follow the barrel of the horse. Your thighs and calves need to be in contact with the horse, the knees, not so much.
It took me months of stretching and riding until it clicked.