So my hubby is a newbie to the horse world-had never been on anything but a "rent-a-horse" that plants its nose in the butt of the horse in front...anyhoo...I've been rather proud of him giving it a go, but his form is often times HORRIBLE. :roll: He tries, bless his heart, and I'm a nag...
His worst habits? Wants to raise his elbows to shoulder height like he's short behind a steering wheel (his elbows come up all the time, though-eating dinner..driving..SLEEPING! LOL) So short of tying his arms down to his belt, I'm not sure how to tell him to stop. He gets cranky when I remind him, but I can't let him ride his horse like that-it's confusing to poor Rocky.
The other thing, is how to get him to not slouch and pull his knees up. I think if someone else were working with him, he would listen better..you know it is with married couples sometimes. I don't want to ruin his fun and make him not want to ride, but GEEEZ, it's been over a year and he's still "steering" his horse from a fetal postitiion.
Any ideas on tactful suggestions and descriptions? I'm fairly blunt, so I need help on instructing a total novice.