Originally Posted by tinyliny
It's nice that you newbies can support each other and celebrate small victories, like getting the heavy saddle up and on the back. There's just so much to learn!
So be very clear on what you are asking for, get it and then "shut up" (don't be noisy with rein or foot). Now, that's probably way down the line for a beginner, but it'sw something to think about, . . .
Thanks Tinyliny! That is such a great tip. I know it may seem so obvious to you experienced riders but it really gives me something to focus on as I try become more in tuned with what I am trying to communicate with my body.
I think my biggest problem to date is learning how to really sit in my seat while maintaining good posture. I feel like when I am trying to sit straight , with shoulders back my lower bak and butt are a little too tense and that is why I am so bouncy.... Just bc I am a little stiff. I might start doing Yoga again to increase flexibility , build strength and be a little more relaxed.
I have so much respect for you seasoned riders! You make it look so effortless. My trainer looks beautiful when she rides. I really like that she doesn't try to overwhelm me, and tries to build up my confidence on the horse.
Thanks again Tinyliny!!! :)