10-06-2013, 09:07 PM
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You look like you have a really nice, soft seat. Which is great. :)
You also look like you stay naturally centered over your horse, which is great.
Listen to what Tinyliny said about putting the irons at the ball of your feet and what others said about rolling your shoulders back (but please keep that soft back - don't force your shoulders back and accidentally hollow out your back).
Another note - generally leaning forward doesn't get your horse to move up - it does the opposite. By leaning forward you're putting more weight up over their shoulders and weighing them down. When moving into an upwards transition, you should stay back (not leaning back, just centered) and push them forward through your leg and seat. Think of you channeling all that energy out and forward where if you lean up and forward, you're letting all that energy fizzle out. :)