Originally Posted by ponypile
Do you have access to a horse with a lot of movement? Like wamblood, big, bouncy, couldn't-sit-if-my-life-depended-on-it movement? Both the horses in these videos have small, flat movement, with little suspension. Riding a big moving horse might help you focus on balancing, and absorbing motion, rather than just sitting there and be taken for a ride. Sometimes it's hard to feel the difference on small moving horses since there isn't much to absorb in the first place. Just a thought, riding a big moving horse really helped me get my sitting trot under control and I had to learn how to really ride it properly.
My horse does and I seem to do better with him (not as much tension)
But.. he's in the states and I only ride whatever horses or ponies I'm told to ride *shrug*
Well the embarrassing-myself streak continues. Here's another part of the lesson (and one I found confusing) and yes my name is Maggie. I haven't watched it fully myself yet but I began to take more control cause I was tired of pony-boy taking me for a ride. At one point I spanked him with my leg and tapped him with the whip to get him to stop cutting into the circle. But still my posture is rigid and not very effective.