Somehow in this mess of all that's been going on with my riding and injuries and other issues over this past year or two, I've picked up riding strangely and I'm wondering what's going on here...
I've started riding with an exaggerated arch in my back which I feel comfortable in but when I look in the arena mirror I laugh at myself and I tend to, I guess, move way too much even at the walk. You can sort of see the position here (please ignore that Kainne decided to take the opportunity to chomp my foot at this very moment, lmao):
I try to follow what I remember being told to do and "sit on my pockets" but it becomes really uncomfortable and makes my back sore (I have a very, very messed up back)
I do tend to be a little bit slouchy in the shoulders on top of this, but even when I sit up it's awkward.
It ends up looking kind of like this, which I'm pretty sure is also wrong? Or is it?
(note: please ignore that our mirror is a little warped lol)
What I've begun to wonder is if part of the problem is my saddle, or if it's all me?
Now, I haven't taken lessons since I was pretty young...I would like to, but I really can't afford that at the moment, so for now I've got to sort of rely on you all.
So, what do you think?
I hope the pictures are good enough to help...at the moment I can't get any of me just riding...if not, hopefully my description is enough. I can explain anything at all if needed.
Thanks for any and all help!