Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Staffordshire, UK
• Horses: 0
I can't really influence how the saddle fits me because I ride so many different horses, in the 6 months I've probably rode of 20 different horses if not more, and they are all different shapes and all have different saddles so that isn't an option for me.
I've noticed that I am quite tense when I ride, my hips feel very closed and I've started doing exercises to open my hips because at the moment I am not absorbing the movement as I should be.
I will definitely try to become more relaxed, I think a part of it is the fact that I am under a lot of pressure to become a better rider that I've been trying so hard that I've sort of tensed up and I am focusing too much on my position and so I have sort of made the problem worse, if that makes any sense.
Right, relax, breathe, hopefully that will help. Thanks for the advice everyone. I will try and post a picture or some videos to show my position, if anyone wants to point of anything wrong feel free, I'm very open to criticism I know, I am far, far, far away from perfect or even good.