Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: I am omnipresent (mostly Alberta...)
It depends on the length of the gallop. If you're going for a little jaunt through an open field, sitting deep and going with the motion is probably the best way to go. Make sure, though, that with the added speed and motion, you aren't giving and taking on your horse's mouth as you try to move with him!
If you're racing, or going for a longer fitness gallop, I would recommend trying to stand up. You can do a sort of modified 2-point position, just don't lean too far forward, because any unexpected movements or loss of balance could bring you down on the horn, which would be a painful experience that could break a few ribs!
Have fun, enjoy galloping, and ride safely!!!
Where there's a bay, there's a way!