Originally Posted by Miss Katie
Dont worry I don't snag her mouth, its still a release, just scaled to the size of the jump.
I need some excersizes to strenthen my leg position. Ideas??
1. Lots of 2 point over trot poles, imagine your legs are springs, and as your horse is trotting over, take the shock down through your heels.. Does that make sense?
2. Siting up, light in the seat and have your weight in your stirrups is a helpful tip when approaching a jump.
3. Do lots of two point riding, this strenghens your legs. Trust me, after 5min of canta work in two point, your legs will feel like Jelly lol.
4. When your riding imagine a toothpaste tube between your calves, and your squeezing the toothpaste out. That's what you should be doing when your on a horse.
Hope that helps :)
Oh one more thing, to help with the releasing, go up the neck, grab some mane if that helps