Originally Posted by vergo97
It was more like the first picture. I was just worried that it might mean that the horse is uncomfortable or in pain.
And yes, I would rather have some not that good saddle time than none at all.
Yeah it's an evasion because the horse either isn't responding to the seat/body cues, the rider isn't using their body and just their hands, or they are just being bullheaded.
Sometimes it can be.. but usually they make the choice if it is a trained horse. If they are green.. then it's usually just miscommunication or poor hands.
Hope your lessons have been better lately!