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Are you trying to sit the gallop?

I always two point, or at least go up into a half seat to get my bum off my horse's back. It's easier to go faster when I'm out of the way. Maybe trying to sit it is what's making you bouncy?
 

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I've never heard it was supposed to be done sitting... wouldn't jockeys then sit during races?

I'm sure there's nothing wrong with sitting it, it's just not as comfortable for me and when my horse and I go for a run, we really run and she can move a lot faster when I'm in my two-point.
 

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I couldn't edit my last post, so here goes again, lol.

If you're trying to sit, this is usually what fixes problems in other gaits. Are you gripping with your knees, your thighs, your hips? If you're gripping, it locks up the joints and muscles in your legs, hips and core and you won't be able to freely move with your horse. This is a likely cause if it's been awhile since you were last able to run. Also, are you leaning forward? That could be affecting your center of gravity, making it harder to stay in the saddle. Make sure you keep your shoulders back.
 
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