Leaning forward on a very "up" horse.
So I am riding a new horse now. She is different than any other horse I have ever ridden. She is spunky, feisty and full of energy. I am used to riding my old, lazy TB (incredibly lazy, might I add), who I did huntseat with (so my body is used to leaning forward slightly).
Cat doesn't have an issue with my leaning forward, she is just fine with it actually (I am light on her back at the trot, I half seat the canter). I am riding her in a dressage saddle, which is why it is irritating me. I KNOW I can sit back and ride like a "dressage rider".
I think the main issues are, I need to go see my chiro. My body is so out of line that one of my stirrups should be a hole longer than the other. Also, I think my stirrups needed to me lengthened at least two holes for dressage.
I just wanted to see if you guys had any tips for me to work on. I don't feel nervous or insecure on her, I am smiling half of my ride actually. I'm just irritated with MYSELF, as I know I can do better. I will try to get pictures/videos of my ride on her this Sunday.
You can never take a Thoroughbred away from a horse crazy girl.