So I finally got to see some video of myself riding and was disgusted to see my lower leg flopping around like a dying fish while posting the trot. Every single down stride, my leg shoots back and hits my poor horse. I've tried to isolate the cause, but can't figure it out. I'm pretty sure I'm posted by rolling my hips rather than standing in the stirrups, but I guess I'm just not releasing at the knee enough. I know everything from the knee down is supposed me be more or less passive. I just can't convince my ageing body of that information. Why do all your limbs go every which way once you hit a certain age???
Anyway, could use some hints on what I might be doing wrong and how to correct it.