So I have been riding for a long time and I am a good rider in my opinion. Me and my horse are jumping 3'9-4' with ease BUT my upper body pumps when I canter and I can't seem to stop it!
Anybody have any tips on how to stop it? Our arena has no mirrors (well it has one but the barn hasn't cleaned it ever so you can't see into it and it's in a bad spot anyway) so I can't even see myself so I can't see if what I am doing is helping or not.
I have tried really allowing my hands to move with the motion so my body doesn't have to move to follow the motion but that hasn't worked. I have tried to just stay still but that hasn't worked. When I am riding I FEEL like I am NOT pumping but on videos obviously I am.
Now it may stem from my weak lower leg (gonna do more work without stirrups for that one) but what else can I do.
If you need to see video of me riding to help go to the critique page under "Better, Worse, or The Same?"