An exercise I heard that's great for putting more weight in one stirrup is this.. (and i've never tried it, I just heard of it from someone who did it in a Joe Fargis clinic) |
Take both stirrups off, unbuckle the leathers, then buckle them both to each other (left leather to right buckle, right leather to left buckle). So your 2 stirrups will be one big circle with your irons hanging off the end, does that make sense? Lay that on top of the seat of your saddle and ride. If you put more weight on one side? You'll know. :)
Another thing a dressage clinician told me is to be careful what shoulder you hang your purse off of. She said your back is not straight or balanced when you're carrying a purse and always carrying it on the same side will make one side a little stronger then the other. Interesting thought.
The good news is I don't see a lot of tilting or slouching... but there's definitely some unevenness! And yeah, that can definitely add to back soreness! Try the Joe Fargis exercise, I'm curious to see how it works!
I appreciate everyone's input, I am thankful that I am getting the help to take a step back and look at the whole picture - *hugs*