Ok, here is a video from my first lesson with my new instructor. I really like her, she is USDF Bronze medal and is very down to earth. Please remember, I'm a newbie and the video is pretty bad hahaha. Also, my horse has never had lessons either, so as you can see, we are both trying to figure things out. My saddle is not doing me any favors, but unfortunately, it's all I have. It naturally puts me in a forward position (the lowest point of the seat is farther back, coupled with my shorter arms and trying to keep my hands over the withers, it looks like I'm always sticking my bum out
Apparently, I've been "steering" my horse incorrectly the whole time. Pulling the rein and not relying on my seat or leg. My instructor was trying to teach me to use my leg and seat to get him to move over to the wall. We practiced leg yields and turn on the forehand. As I said, it's pretty bad, but we all had to start somewhere right? Lol
Thanks in advance for your replies and insight.