Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Beautiful Pacific Northwest
• Horses: 0
I only looked at your first and last video. In your first one, you look very unbalanced, and I was going to suggest some longeline sessions either bareback or without stirrups to get your seat. But in the last video, you have a nice position and balance, so you seem to have gotten it back.
In the last video, I'd like you to look at your hands and reins while you post. Every time you rise, your hands rise with you, which yanks on the reins. Many horses won't tolerate this, or will be reluctant to move forward well like this. It's very very common. Breathe, relax your shoulders, elbows, and wrists, and focus on keeping your hands in the same place even as your body rises. Soften your whole arm. To start with, let your pinkies touch the horse's mane while you post, so you get the feel for steady hands and looser arms.