Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Southern California
Tingling, thank you!
I do sometimes allow the reins to be twisted, sometimes I just don't pay attention or I forget lol does allowing that make much of an impact?
And I do normally keep a very soft contact, he does well with it though. I have just started asking for more contact and he is doing well with it but for the most part unless I'm specifically practicing something I let him be :)
I do spend a lot of time riding bareback (which people think I'm crazy for...MIschief bolts sometimes, but honestly im ok with that as long as I stay on!)
And I believe in the first pic I posted I had just raised the stirrup one hole, also the first pic and I think one other is a different saddle, I am much happier with that saddle than the other as it doesn't seem to keep trying to pull my leg forward.
So based on the first pic should I go up one hole from there?
If I understand properly when I do I would just need to keep my leg back with keeping it bent which should help with my heels?
Honestly when I first started riding my husbands boss (who has some Elite mares and scribes and judges) thought I was trying to be a jumper because my heels were SO down! Lol
So perhaps I over corrected too much
And TessaMay, perhaps I will actually start stretching! I did do physical therapy after surgery but my full strength on the one hip never returned and I think a lot of the pain left over and problems is because they cut the IT band (the main tendon) to make it longer....
Really kinda wish I hadn't had the hip surgery, but! I try! Lol :)