Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Northern Michigan, USA
• Horses: 0
One thing I'm seeing in your cantering video is you seem to be too focused on the motion (which isn't necessarily a bad thing) and as a result completely disengaging your core. When you are riding, if someone were to come up and poke you in the stomach, it shouldn't be relaxed and "squishy," it should be firm because your abs are engaged. Don't think about tensing them like you are doing crunches, as that will cause tension in the horse. Rather, think about drawing your belly button into your spine and sitting taller.
Just something to think about along with what other people are saying!