I'm really having a lot of problems with my seat and legs when riding lately. I have an equitation style saddle with no knee rolls on it. I heard that these saddles were good for teaching yourself not to grip with your knees, etc etc. I am having the darndest time trying to keep my legs in position. I've been struggling anyway. My legs always slip forward into a chair seat, and I can't ever seem to get them back! And I always feel like I'm on my toes and that my heels aren't down, and my legs feel like they slide around a lot. To be honest, I feel like I have a really insecure seat. I feel like I have no grip. Can someone give me some suggestions to fix this problem? It's really affecting my riding.
ALSO, I'm struggling at the canter with my body. My instructor says I need to quit using my entire body to follow the horse's motion and just use my arms. But I can't seem to figure out how to do that!
AND, my two-point is getting ridiculous. I always want to jump ahead of the motion, and I never can trust myself to sit back in the middle of a line. It's like I can't give a release either. If I release, my entire body goes with. Otherwise, I don't release, and then my horse understandably starts getting grumpy.
I want a more secure seat. The end.