Just got in from the barn! I've had an epiphany about my hands, and I think I'm getting the soft-constant-conversational contact ball rolling (woot!
). However, as I took off my half-chaps today I noticed the splotches of horse sweat on them. I'm happy with the contact point, almost on the exact inside of my calf, vs. 3/4 of the way to the back of my leg where it used to be, but I noticed that there was a lot more sweat on my left chap than the right; the left splotch was quite a bit larger, and longer, running nearly the length of the chap. The right splotch was far more "localized", if that makes sense.
I'm thinking that my left leg is simply stronger than my right. I can feel it when I ride, that my left leg is quite a bit more effective than my right. It shows in my corners, especially in a few choice spots of the arena where I need that right leg to remind Scout to keep into the corner and not lean on my leg.
No doubt part of the problem is my still-re-learning seat, and next ride I plan to focus on where my weight is... make sure I'm not sitting too far to the left as well. Does anyone have any ideas, mounted and/or unmounted, to help me even myself up? I'm very
left handed as well, if that matters.