Originally Posted by anrz
Thank you! I feel like I'm not able to get Thumper to rock back as much when my pelvis is more forward, especially for lead changes, but I suppose that's just because I'm not used to it? I'll work on this for next time.
I did notice the piano hands myself, but overall WOW you are coming along so well. Thinking back to where you were like a year ago, just amazing! You're really letting the horse come to you and your seat is coming along so well.
I like the way you're using your position to get him to rock back more so I think it is ok for what you're doing and the level you're at (you're not sitting back to much in other words). Glad you're doing some dressage too because this will help you get Thumps more through. This is probably the biggest problem you're having with your lead changes. He reminds me of my boy who can be a bit behind the leg and on the forehand, especially when he gets tired. As you continue to become more balanced and know how to get your horse working better you will need less of that driving seat to get your lead changes.
Keep it up, I just LOVE seeing your progress!!