Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
1) Sit deep in your seat - you are bouncing out of it, relax through your knees and ankles, don't grip with your knees, and sit. Most of your riding should come from your seat. This horse does have a nice big bouncy stride, but you need to sink into your legs to sit into him. (or her). Once you sit into your seat more, you'll notice that your lower leg will quit moving so much.
2) Keep those hands quiet!
3) Right off the bat in the second video, you were crossing your inside hand over the horse's wither - shorten up your rein and keep it straight and on the correct side of the horse's neck. Don't try to pick your hand across the wither to get him to bend.Try and keep more distance between your hands, they're coming a little too close together.
4) Heels down - again, with point #1 sitting will fix this.
5) Roll your shoulders back (this will help you to sit deep)
Altogether you are a very nice rider with minor things to correct... gorgeous horse! I love his impusion. Most of your problems are stemming from not sitting deep in your saddle - once you can do that your riding will improve greatly. The only other major thing I noticed were your hands - keep them quiet and spaced apart - no crossing them over the wither! If your reins are too long, shorten them :)
I look forward to seeing more videos when you post them!
And I don't think I've seen you around the HorseForum - welcome!!
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