Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Going back to your position. Yes, that saddle will tend to put you back on your bum a bit, but you are allowing this by clamping your thighs. You need to open your hips and allow your thighs to drape down more. That, with a longer stirrup length will help you bring your leg more under you, instead of ahead of you.
I would rather see a person leaning slightly forward than leaning back, behind the motion. Leaning a bit forward will shut your seat down too much, but it won't encourage driving with the seat which could happen by being behind the motion the way you are in the photos.
Opening your thighs and dropping your legs will help fix this. Also, sitting a little closer to your pubic bone will help get you off your bum.
One more thing....I might shift that saddle back a bit. It seems too far forward for dressage.
Last edited by Allison Finch; 07-06-2013 at 09:31 AM.