Originally Posted by Appalachicola
Thank you, so basically what I need to work on is getting my heels down and my legs wrapped round the horse on the girth? If I get that fixed should my position come back down over the saddle more naturally?
CandyCanes - thank you, no the horse in the first two pictures belonged to a riding school. I think I know what you're getting at, she looks very underweight. In all probability she most likely was but she wintered out that year and didn't seem to do very well off the grass. She looks a whole lot better during the summer! The coloured is the horse I currently have on loan at a different yard and she on the otherhand is obese :P
Be careful not to 'grip' the horse with your knees, or have too much leg contact with the horse un-neccisarily - some horses are not bothered by continuous leg contact, others get really quiet annoyed by it. Getting your heels down will not fix all of your problems, but it will be a big step in improving everything and it all coming together nicely.
I hope I explained this well enough for you. Keep up the excellent progress.