I ride western :)
I was watching my videos from last time I posted them (in the critique section... which didnt really go as I likes after a while..) and I have improved greatly! When loping my butt stays in the saddle and my hips rock with the horse. But in the trails I likes to canter and gallop but I just feel like I am doing it wrong. I have weight in my heels and the are down and I try to relax my hips and just let them do whats natural, but I rise a little and I am rocking my hips. I am much looser, it just seems like the rhythm of the gait is just to big to sit to BUT when galloping and cantering up and down slight hills, I can sit with the rhythm perfectly. My friend was borrowing a horse and we were doing a pretty fast canter and then a gallop and she said that his gait was just to... open or big (for the lack of a better term) to sit to, could that be my problem?. Another problem that I have tried many times to stop, is when cantering or galloping, my right leg swings back and fourth more than I would like it to. I still keep weight in my heels, but it still does it anyway and I have no clue why.