Thank you everyone!
I was quite surprised how my position came back so quickly for me while I was riding. I thought my lower leg would be horrible! But believe me, I paid for it all afterwards. I was so sore and pretty much stuck in the riding position. :P
My upper body has always been an issue for me, especially my shoulders. Any ideas on how I can keep them back?
This was a lesson horse so the saddle fits him, not me. But yes, I agree, the saddle seemed a bit big, especially the flap area of the saddle. For the length of leg that was asked, it would of been nice to have a more straight flap like that of a dressage saddle. And again, he's a lesson horse so I didn't have a say in his equipment--the martingale. I didn't think he needed it; he wasn't a head tosser.
So I'm posting all this because I really, really want to get into dressage. Do you think I have the capabilities?
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas Edison