Originally Posted by thetempest89
Well after I made this post, I wasn't sore today.
Last week, my ride was NOT amazing. The saddle was too small for me, and I was riding a new horse and WAY more forward then I wanted to be. I also worked a lot harder last week through the canter. Because this week we were working on being supple, getting that contact that we needed, and Abby is very strong in her canter my coach had me just doing canter circles which honestly was nice for me.
Jaydee I thought maybe that's what I was doing. I know this sounds horrible, but when I get into the canter I forget about position. I focus on my hands, where my legs are and keeping my seat. I know it's bad but I don't remember to to think about my back and shoulders. I do know though I don't overly lean in the canter because I haven't been told to sit back.
My breeches are def not too tight. I probably do need to go to a chiro. I do a lot of physical work at work, and I got hit by a car in feb. My back really hasn't been sore until I started riding and cantering or if I do hardcore trotting and the sitting trot.
I really wanted to try and remember to use my core muscles, but I just get so busy thinking about everything else I forget.
Glad your back is feeling better. Weird though,
Sitting trot doesn't bother my back at all, just cantering.