Motion of hands at the canter?
Hi Everyone! I have another lesson this Sunday and we are going to be working on the canter. At my last lesson, my instructor said my hands were bouncing around a tad much at the trot and told me not to post with my hands. I wasn't sure what she meant at first, but then she filled a cup with water and I had to hold it and post the trot. I actually got the hang of it right away...didn't spill a drop. Once I had the "show me how" moment, I understood what she meant by not posting with my hands.
I'm a visual learner which is why I like to ride in a semi-private group. I can see what the other person is doing whether correct or not. The other girl is not cantering yet, so I don't really have a point of reference.
My question is....can someone explain to me what the motion of your hands are supposed to be at the canter? I've been watching other peoples critique videos and I'm seeing some varied hand movements. Some look like a "pushing/pumping" motion towards the neck, and others look like they don't move from the front of the saddle. Which is correct? Any training tips?