Well i'm getting into eventing with my horse, and I am having balance issues, especially in XC. Its wierd because i've always had the nickname 'Miss Stickabilty' when riding problem horses, yet in the past couple of months I feel like my balance is deterioating, and I feel like if my horse is to stop, spook or do a huge jump i'd go flying.
This is especially evident in XC, where I feel as if i'm 'perched' on my horse while I am in two-point. I feel less confidence in my abiltys now and losing some of my gutsiness.
I have a very 'gun-ho' horse when it comes to XC, and he is always a real handful, but it never used to worry me, but now I feel like my balance is even worse when he is playing up (not scary, just incredibly frustrating!).
Also I am having issues with keeping my heels DOWN, and STILL. This is also wierd because I used to have excellent heels! It seems that I have picked up some strange habits from somewhere.
Does anybody know of any excersies which I can do to help improve my balance, and encourage me to keep my heels DOWN?
Thanks in advanced