Ok guys, well I experiment today on the lope. I noticed that if I lean back alittle and sit on my back pockets, I can ride the lope much easier because I find it easier to move my hips with nana motion.
What is weird though, when I looked at me and nana's shadow on the hill along side the road, it looked like I was sittin up straight when I sat on my back pockets..
Am I suppose to sit on my back pockets? Because I noticed if I try to sit up straight and scoot up to the horn, I notice I bounce ALOT, but when I kinda lean back (back is still straight, atleast I think it was) I can move my hips WAY better and hardly to no bounce.
Hmmmmmm..... ugh.. it just annoyin that I am having so much trouble.
The problem most people have is in perception. I know I have yelled at so many of my students to sit back and even if they move just a little it is not enough. If you feel you are too far back then it is probably right.
In sitting back at the canter/lope you must realize that in this gait one side of the horse advances more than the other so you must advance that same side of your body as well as sitting back in order to work with the movement.