Yeah, I never realized how a slight adjustment in position could make such a difference. I have learned a lot by just getting out there and riding, also by reading and looking at the horse and riding critique in this forum and learning by the advice given to others, but now I'm to the point that I think in order to get better I need some instruction. The woman who is teaching me used to show walking horses, so she knows how they should be rode.
I'm glad y'all are having the same experience with your riding instructor as me! Thanks everyone for your posts