Oooh, thanks for making this thread SkyeDawn! I'd love to hear the responses as well!
Originally Posted by Kayty
So from me, it's a big no no. Gripping with your knees doesn't do much for you other than temporarily keep you in the saddle in an emergency. And even these times are few and far between, as often gripping knees will jam your pelvis causing your upper body to be pushed forward and you'll go straight over the horse's head.
Have I put you off gripping with your knees yet? ;)
Wow, that's freakily accurate to the problems I've been having. Not to try to high-jack the OPs thread, but I'm having really big difficulties with not losing my stirrups, not being so far forward, and not getting thrown forward when I'm posting to the trot and he decides to walk unexpectedly! That I'm gripping the wrong way with my legs might explain everything!! I kept focusing on what my feet were doing thinking that was the source.
*gets out notepad* I am ready to learn!!
If not gripping with knees, how does one stay firmly in the saddle? I think I'd slide off :S ...