Years ago when I first started having english lessons my instructor told me not to ride from the balls of my feet but from my knees while keeping the right foot position. At the time I didnt do too bad and picked it up quickly.
Before I got my guys now I had a few years off and since I came back to riding I am finding it impossible to keep a good position with my feet. My toes go out, my heels have trouble staying down and I rise from the balls of my feet.
If I consciously think 'heels down, toes in and rise from my knees' im ok but as soon as I have to think about something else my feet go to hell. (im sorry if that's offensive to some people. Hell isnt a swear word in australia :)). Apart from a little tweaking in areas that I know I have to work on anways im doing well but this feet thing is really getting to me.
When I worked jarred today I could tell when I had it right because he would respond and then I would focus on something else and his head would come up and what a surprise...my feet were wonky.
Why after all this time am I having this problem with my feet??
A lady from the pony club has a theory that my back problems are what is making my feet problems. I do have a bad back but im keeping it in check by regular chiropractor visits and the problems with my tailbone are slowly being worked through with physio to but could this be forcing a wonky reaction in my legs???
Any ideas or help would be fantastic show season is coming for me and I need those heels down and toes in