Originally Posted by Lonestar22
Try relaxing your legs at the lope. If your tense your body is not going to move with the horse. Loosen up your lower back, hips and thighs. You should be squeezing with your calves. You need to move with the horse. Let your hips do all the work.
I'll really have to practice that. It is really easy bareback but so hard in the saddle. I think I do tense up more in the saddle for sure so I think that's part of my problem. Also bareback I either stay balanced or I hit the dirt. With the saddle I have a horn to rely on! Maybe that's why I'm more balanced bareback.