my legs are like jelly
Right now I'm only able to ride once a week, and beyond that I'm not too active, but I want to be. Because honestly I get on a horse and my legs are like jelly, especially if I get nervous and start shaking. I noticed it most because I'm now riding a very tall horse that requires my leg to be very secure. And my leg just flips and flies when we are trotting or whatever, and I want to develop, tone, and use my leg and muscles for aids and to help me feel secure! Because I don't feel as safe when my legs arent really anchored.
Also, the horse I ride is very responsive. I need a way to secure my leg without applying pressure, the littlest push causes him to speed up.
So, does any one have any exercise tips, or just general hints? Thanks!