Need help with keeping my feet from slipping out the stirrups in a trot
I've just gotten back into riding after a good ten years of not riding regularly. I never noticed it before as i was young but i do notice now that my feet keep slipping to the heel in the stirrups while in the trot and canter.
I have read other posts that i should ride without stirrups in the trot. I will try it but my horse has a EXTREMELY bouncier trot than most. Should i just be sitting to the trot when i do this?
If i am unable to do it (because he's just to bouncy), is there other suggestions. Someone said i ride to short, but then i thought how do jockeys do it?
Could it be that or is it my balance? I do not have access to a riding instructor as i am out bush.
Sorry if these questions are stupid but as i am getting back into riding and wanna be the best rider i can, i'd rather ask the stupid questions and find out then to just be riding uncomfortably and the wrong way.
May i also point out that my horse has a very 'take off' canter, if that makes sense. He only does it to be naughty if his mates aren't around and i want to up my riding skill so i can push him to keep doing it til hes too buggered. Would this be the best way of going about this so he realizes there's no point doing it?