Originally Posted by mom2pride
Alot of no stirrup work will help, as can bareback work on a longe line.
If you can think sitting tall, while 'keep butt planted', that can help alot too. Use your thigh to achieve some 'grip' if you need too, but becareful not to lock your knee or lower leg onto the horse, or he may go faster!
Haha yea I learned my lesson pretty quickly with that one. Except I did that at the canter. It's like an automatic reaction for me to lock my knee's. I was riding this horse and I lost my stirrup because he was going quite fast as it was, then I started squeezing with my legs and he started going REALLY fast lol. I managed to keep my cool though and eventually managed to compose myself and get him to slow down.