I was wondering if someone would be able to fully explain seat and leg aids in terms of steering and controlling speed at different gaits. I'm a beginning rider, still working on posting trot. So nothing in terms of dressage, which to my understanding gets much more in depth.
Basically, the schooling pony I almost always ride never wants to stay to the outside of the ring so I feel like I am constantly jamming the outside rein back.... I would prefer to be more kind to his mouth if I can understand leg aids!
And then sometimes when I am trotting my pony will randomly just pick up their speed and I don't feel like I've changed anything.. So I've decided it must be my seat, which I'm just not very aware of yet? And most times we keep losing the trot so is there a way to use the seat to get them going instead of kicking the heck out of them?
Just looking to be a more effective and communicative rider. Thank you!