Anyway, I guess this can be a thread regarding all things Side Saddle; I've ridden Side Saddle on my old hunter horse, but have recently (a few months ago?) started teaching my Saddle Seat horse how to ride, with the hopes of showing him at a Class A show next month. He's doing great and actually prefers being ridden aside compared to being ridden astride now!
I have my trainer helping me along and watching me; though I'm (sort of?) experienced riding aside, I'm starting to figure out there's a world of difference between derping around on a hunter horse for the heck of it and trying to prep a Country Pleasure horse for showing.
So ladies (or gentleman; I won't judge!), any tips in general on Side Saddle? One thing I'm noticing is that I start to shift towards my inside when asking for the canter. It's very subtle and I only notice it when I'm asking for circles, but it's still worthy of noting, and while my trainer says it's just something I need to ride through and practice until my core strengthens up, I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to help speed that process up.