But, in the name of wanting to improve and seeking the advice of others, here goes.
This first video is of today's lesson. It's my 8th English lesson and ride on my instructor's Friesian mare. Gorgeous horse, not to mention very patient for having to deal with me!
I think my biggest issue are my feet... when I trot they are too far in the stirrups and not down. Seems like something that should already be ingrained in my brain from riding about a year of Western. Not being able to keep my feet down and stirrups on the balls of my feet is sort of a new problem for me that I'm guessing is a result of a riding in a different saddle. I need to remember to keep them down!
My hands also look like they can be quieter... or maybe my posting is off?
Bleg. I have a lot to work on... this instructor is excellent though- with her help I'm confident about getting better.
And a video of me riding Western on my friend's Paint mare:
This was taken a few weeks back. This horse, although very patient with me, is younger and a little more difficult than what I'm used to.
I really would appreciate constructive criticism on either of these rides. Watching a video of my riding is real eye opener on just how much work I need!