03-13-2012, 11:37 AM
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The main thing that needs to be adjusted is your stirrups! They are much to long for an english seat, so shorten them up. Correct leg angle is EVERYTHING in English riding; once you have a correct, stable leg psition, everything else should fall into place. Make sure to grip mostly with your calves and a little with your thighs, NOT with your knees. Gripping with your knees is the cause of the swinging, insecure lower leg that someone above mentioned. You should try and ride a lot without stirrups and acheive the correct leg position; it will help with strengthening your muscles and create muscle memory.
Also, you should slide your hands a little further forward on the neck; try not to bury them so close to your horses withers.
However, like I said before, leg position is critical when riding english, and is the main problem in most english riders.
You have a very lovely gelding, and you and your horse make a beautiful picture. There is no question, that in the right hands, the pair could be very successful in the hunter ring.
Keep posting videos too! It does help to get other riders/horsemen critique. Good luck and best of wishes! :) ♥