How does it fit your horse? If it's sitting too high, then you will get that perched feeling. Some pictures of it on your horse and you riding in it would be helpful.
Dressage saddles are different. Your stirrup should be long and your legs back. In order to get your legs back, you need to learn to open your hip angle and pelvis, so your legs can stretch down and back.
His leg is a tad too far back (probably cuing for the piaffe), but it's a great picture showing the extremely "open" hip angle/pelvis. Women struggle with this position, but it really is key to being comfortable in a less structured Dressage saddle. http://special.equisearch.com/blog/h...sLR-774755.jpg
- Link, it's too big to put in the post.
Good seat and upper body, but closed hip angle causing the leg to swing forward. You want your ankle bone
to line up with your hip bone for proper alignment. Her leg is also too short for the saddle flap, see how her knee is at the thigh block. Her stirrups can't go much longer. http://www.horsemart.co.uk/upload/Im...y/Noblesse.jpg
Great form! Good upper body, super open hips, leg straight under her, nice long stirrups.
Her coat's in the way, but here's a good picture of a lower level rider attaining a proper position. Her stirrups could be longer, but she has a nice open hip and her leg is in a decent position.