Originally Posted by bubblegum
you lean forward too much when you are doing flat work, you also need your stirrups to be at least a hole or two longer. And you should use a gp saddle when doing flatwork as the jumping one you are useing is pushing you more forward hence making the horse unbalanced. Relax your hands a little more
In the jumping you have your hands perfect in some of the pics where you give the horse room to move the head, sometime too much and in others you have the reins too tight going over the jumps,
These little things will make a huge difference, I only know them as I did this too, haha
I would love to ride in an AP for flat work, but I don't really have access to one. I will look into getting one, but we will see. (: I think why I lean forward is so much is maybe because I need to use my seat riser on Bear. He has monster withers and is still getting back/butt muscle, so that causes an uphill build when I am riding him on the flat. I dunno, I do agree with you though.
I have the
hardest time in the world keeping my hands in the right position! I have been almost 100% self-taught this last 2-3 years, so I havent been able to have anyone yell at me about my hands really, hehe.
Do you think it would be okay for me to start out with just lengthening them just one hole and see where that puts my leg? I just feel so much for secure with short stirrups, haha!
Thanks for the critique, bubble!