I got the effortless feeling today with posting, thankfully! These tips in this thread helped a lot. I had a different instructor today and she kept saying that my feet are too far forward, but I still feel like I can't stand up properly if my feet aren't that far forward. I took a video today and they really ARE pretty far forward. She also said maybe the saddle doesn't fit me and makes me sit wrong, so that's alright.
I'm kind of in a sour mood with the new instructor, because she was strict and frustrated with me, telling me to do things I don't have any idea about yet. And getting frustrated if I don't do them correctly. And it just so happened that my lesson horse was in a mood today and being disobedient, since I haven't got a good idea of how to "take control" of a horse (I still have no idea), so that didn't help me either. The instructor kept saying "Amber has taken control." (say the horse's name is Amber) and telling me to "take control", but I have no idea what that means or what to do. I also kept looking down at the floor in front of us instead of forward, which subconsciously makes me feel more secure and is just something I need to learn not to do, but THAT seemed to tick the instructor off too and she says was apparently a reason Amber wouldn't listen to me. This lesson kind of turned me off to the whole thing LOL.
Maybe she only usually coaches people with more experience than me. She's subbing for my usual instructor. I had told her that this is just my 4th lesson.
Just venting here, since it's a follow up anyway. :\
While they might not always be right, and you might not always agree, you can still find lessons to be learned from just about everyone.
Last edited by redshepherd; 05-10-2017 at 06:20 PM.