So today in my lesson I had a pretty tough lesson, they are always tough with this teacher in particular. Anyway, we were doing normal stuff, jumping and working on techniques and getting the horses to move nicely. Then At the end we all had to turn in and take up our stirrups 5 holes so we had jockey stirrups. The we had to w/t/c standing up in our stirrups, oh my it was difficult.
I struggled at first, but there was one moment when me and my horse were going and it felt amazing, but by the end my legs were tired, and there sore now. My instructor says this is one of the best ways to learn good balance and I can see now I need to work on that, but I don't have a horse so can't practice. I really want to build some strength in my legs so I can do things like this and not feel so weak, is there any good exercises I can do at home to help build leg strength. Thanks in advance
* so for bad grammar and any spelling mistakes I cannot type on this ipad