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 he's too buggered. Would this be the best way of going about this so he realizes there's no point doing it?