Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Beautiful horse. It's a bit difficult to tell from pictures taken during motion, as we don't know if they capture the 'best' or the 'worst' or the average. But, in response to your request -
I assume the first picture is in forward seat? If so, are you leaning on your horse's neck? If so, don't. :)
If it's not deliberately a forward seat, then don't lean forward so much, sit up, shoulders over hips at all stage in rising trot.
Try to rotate your pelvis so that you are sitting on your pelvis bones, pulling your tummy muscles towards your spine and using this core strength rather than strength in your arms and shoulders. If you look at the third picture you see your spine curved in, your tummy curved out and your pelvis rotated back. Try to do the opposite of all these - if you can!
Soften your hands and elbows.
Toes in, try to avoid the penguin feet look.
Oh, and in second picture. You need to smile more - this is supposed to be fun!
Lovely horse (did I say that already?)
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.