Originally Posted by sarahver
He is so freakin HUUUUGE!!! I actually think his build contributes to your lower leg problems as he is so wide that it makes it harder for you to keep your heels down and your toes forward, not a critique, just some consolation for ya
Beautiful pictures, I especially love the one in your avatar, you guys look like you are flying!
Thank you for the suggestion!
It could be but I think it's more his movement and I was wearing brand new unbroken boots. My normal riding boots I don't seems to have a big problem. And my avatar I had him in a full gallop and it felt like we were flying. It's amazing when he's at full speed!
Those new boots were hell trying to keep my heels down and with the busted zipper I don't think that helped. He's pretty thin at the moment (working on that) and deep through the chest so maybe it's because I really don't have a lot of thickness under me to grab yet? My mare was dangerously huge when I got her and didn't have any problems with my legs and heels. I'm pretty used to riding big.
I think it's his movement that I'm still not completely used to. His trot I've gotten down but his canter and gallop pull me forward at the beginning and throw me back at the end. The middle of it I'm centered and evened out with him but that start and stop gets me. It'll take practice. It's so big and up and forward I'm not used to a horse that literally lifts and jumps into a canter and hops out of it.