I've just started taking riding lessons (woo! Lesson number 2 was last night!) and while I understand that some things come with time, I keep losing my stirrups when my horse is trotting and I'd just like some tips so I can be a bit prepared to try something different my next lesson.
I assume that part of the problem is that I must be lifting my foot when asking for a turn since it tends to happen the worst when I'm using my feet to direct my horse - to the point where my foot is completely out of the stirrup and I have to fish for it quickly with my foot or ask the horse to slow down in order for me to get back into position. It doesn't matter if I sit the trot or post - I lose my stirrups, and always on the turns.
Is there a way to keep my heels down and my foot in good contact with the stirrup while asking for a turn with my foot and posting?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated :) My next lesson can't come soon enough! Too happy to be finally able to afford to pursue this as a hobby.