Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Sink in to your heels through your legs. You were probably gripping with your knees, so relax through your legs and imagine a weight is attached to your heels, pulling them to the ground.
Sally Swift, one of my favorite horse training authors, said to imaine your legs are like a wet cloth, and they should just hang there unless they are giving an aid, so they should not be gripping. Your legs are only a small part of balance, the real balance comes from your seat, which will come with training and time spent in the saddle.
Congrats on your first ride though!! That's awesome!
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