Hi everyone, I'm looking for some tips to help me improve my riding. I've watched these videos many times since it was taken, and I see many things that I am just dying to improve upon, but I'd like to see if you all have some helpful tips too! I've been taking lessons for not too long, somewhere between one and two months. When I watch videos or watch people ride, I know what I like, but when I'm on the horse, I can't always tell, or I get so focused on a few things that everything else goes out the window, hahaha!
Why is this horse so patient and wonderful?!?!? I'll be better next time! And the time after that!
Oh my word, where is my weight? Obviously not in my calves and heels.
You look good for the amount of time you have been riding. I think you would benefit a lot from a few lessons on the lunge line. This will allow you to focus on your legs and seat without having to worry about everything else. I think you may be pinching with your knee, which I causing your leg to be so far back. Really think about lengthening your leg and getting your heel down. If you could even have a lunge line lesson without stirrups I think you would see a big improvement. Don't beat yourself up too much though! Riding is tough and you're doing a great job learning! Posted via Mobile Device
I watch a lot of your videos, but also fast forwarded through a lot, too. Did you practice two point in the parts I missed? If I missed it, I apologize. Practicing a two point is a great way to work on your lower legs, heels, and balance.
Thanks so much! We were talking about doing lunge-lessons in the near future. The knee pinching comment makes a lot of sense. I will keep that in the front of my mind! Oh man, we did one two-point lesson. I expect the next lesson will be at least half in two-point as well. I want to do a stirrup-less lesson. That sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks again.