03-22-2009, 02:39 PM
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I won't critique your horse (he's very cute though) since you said you've still got a lot to work on.
As far as you...In the pleasure settle your upper body down some. Rotate your hips back. Relax your upper body. Your back is arched and you look stiff. Loosen up the shoulders and just roll them back. Sit down into the saddle more.
For horsemanship i'd just say think tall. Its going to be more formal riding wise but not so severe. You back is still very arched. Think straight and tall and keep your butt in the saddle. Your almost riding off your crotch.
You seem to be a nice rider though. Good luck!