Call me different, but when cantering (on my QH) I stand up in the stirrups, just enough to get my bum out of the seat and lean fowards, so that my hands are on either side of her neck and I just let the reins hang loose in my fingers. I tried many different ways of cantering, until I found this position - and I find it the most comfortable, and I think it allows Tilly to go a little faster, I think having my hands on her neck also reminds her that I'm on her back - she can get a little carried away with it...u know how it is with the adrenaline pumping ... I know this postiion makes it so very easy to fall off, sraight over the front of the saddle, but I like this position
I've been told that my riding positions make other riders feel 'uncomfortable' - pppfftttttt, whatever that's sposed to mean!!!