I've been riding for a year. The first riding school I went to was more like a hacking school so I have not been taught how to ride properly. I've changed riding schools now, so I've been having a few lessons every week there. I always struggle to get the horse to canter and when I do canter, the horse ends up stopping or slowing down because my feet are always bouncing in the stirrups - so I can never squeeze the horse forward with my inner leg/foot. I've went onto jumping now (just trotting over the jumps) and I've been taking group lessons for a while and I get a bit nervous. I'm scared in case I get asked to canter around the arena when I can barely even do it because of my bouncy feet!
Any tips for staying still in the saddle and tips on squeezing.. Also, advice for jumping would help too, I've only done a few small ones and it's been great so far (I was a bit nervous though at first, hehe).