Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Most horses, and most people, are stronger on one rein than the other, and it can become a vicious circle - if you are riding unevenly to correct a fault in a horse, you will end up training your muscles unevenly, and so the next horse you get on will feel you riding asymmetrically.... and so on.
So, yes, it is likely that both you and the horse are in some way uneven, and you may, or may not be making it worse in your riding.
Bareback, or without stirrups will help you. Also riding without reins - see where your weight guides the horse to. See if you can find a really good flatwork instructor to have a lesson with and ask him or her to get on your horse and identify to you where they consider his balance and strengths to be.
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.