I am new to the Forum and fairly new to riding. I was just getting my seat a few years back when I had to have surgery on my feet and was un able to ride for 3 years. The surgery was to fuse my ankles as they had collapsed, as a resut I have little to no up and down ankle flextion. Riding again for my first time yesterday on my Mare who has also had a 3 year vacation, and would prefer to stay lazy, I was bouncing all over at a trot and lope. I was just looking for advice to help stop bouncing. Could it be because I can't really "keep my heels down ?"
I ride western in a Circle Y trail saddle if that matters, our horses are American Quarters, and paints.
Thanks for any advice !