Well I finally am pursuing my dream of horseback riding at the ripe old age of 23! I feel a little awkward riding sometimes because I'm an adult beginner among adult expert riders. I'm getting over it though! Lol I've been taking 1/2 hour private lessons once a week since September. I can walk, turn, and trot the school horse I ride. I am working on my post and my half seat. I'm having a hard time with the post, I just can't seem to keep it all together.. lol. My posture is "perfect" but my hands are all over. I also use my legs too much and sometimes my feet slip out even though my heels are down. I also pulled a muscle in my groin and it's been hurting me for about a week lol. Once I get going I can hold it for a while but then I usually lose my balance and have to start over.
My questions are...
What tips/tricks/strategies helped you keep your hands in place, even out the use of your legs and your feet in the saddle and perfect your timing?
How long did it take? Am I going often enough? I'm going as often as I can on a budget. Should I look into leasing at some point so I have more access to a horse to practice my skills?
Suggestions/feedback please! I want to improve as much as I can!