I didn't watch the entire video but could see that your postition is really quite good. I see defininte improvement.
The thing which deserves the best praise is that you your are advancing your seat so well with the motion of his walk that I see NO motion of the saddle.What I meant is that if a person is really stiff in the saddle, their motion will be behind the horse's motion and it will interfere with the saddle's ability to just move as if it were a part of the hrose's body, too. So there's this kind of ripple of motion , from horse to rider to saddle, like energy travelling down a whip. By the time the rider moves witih the motion forward, the horse and saddle are already beginning the next phase of the cylcle of the walk motion, so the rider impeeds the saddle, which moves seperate from the hrose, which irritates the horse.
YOU are moving with the horse, and by your loose hips and upright posture, you are on the crest of the wave like motion, rather than behind it. A surfer rides just in front of the crest of the wave. I realize it's not a direct analogy, but feeling like you ride on top of the motion rather than just following behind it is a worhwhile image.
Hand -postioin is good. Lower leg looks stiff. Sometimes it looks like you don't hvae a feel for your stirrup. Try occasionally wiggling your feet and repositioning your stirrups and stuff like that. I know you are holding still for the video, but there's some kind of lockedness there.
Last edited by tinyliny; 03-21-2011 at 03:54 AM.