Hey, adding another thing to really loosen up hips and get your leg longer. (It's kinda painful at first but after a little starts to feel good and REALLY works!) While on your horse, only do this on a non-spooky horse, take your feet out of your stirrups and do "frog legs." One leg at a time bend your knee and swing your leg around then straighten your leg out. Do this 10-15 times with each leg. If your doing it right your stirrups will feel way shorter. (Sometimes I have to lengthen my stirrups a few holes after!) Hope this helps and good luck!