Originally Posted by catsandhorses
I'd say that your first attempts at cantering must have been pretty good if your instructor already has you cantering without stirrups! Well done!
I wish that were true! Unfortunately cantering without stirrups wasn't on purpose lol. I got excited that I was actually in sinc with the horse cantering and then of course lost the motion, bounced for a couple strides and lost my stirrups :( I found the motion again so my instructor just had me continue without stirrups. It went much MUCH better than all my attempts with stirrups lol.
Maura - Thanks for the advise! I will use that tomorrow :) And yeah my instructor is amazing, I like her a lot. She trains almost solely for showing, so she is very good about helping you learn correctly fast. Not that I'm planning on showing, but I like learning from someone who is serious about making you do it right.