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Lately, I've been galloping in my western saddle much more. I find that my leg slips back quite easily. My cinch is always the correct tightness, and my saddle fits her well and I am always sure to double check that it is placed correctly and hasn't slipped. Is there anything else I should check? Thanks!
 

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What I've learned if your leg slips back, then your shifting your weight inappropriately or you don't have the strength in your legs to carry your weight as you are.

How are you riding the gallop?
 

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I sit slightly in front of the vertical. I can gallop in an english saddle just fine, so I don't think its a weight issue. I'm sure its probably carrying the weight incorrectly...Thanks!
 

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I don't think its a weight issue. I'm sure its probably carrying the weight incorrectly...Thanks!
I think that is what she meant. :D
 

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In western riding, your weight should be back - at or a little behind vertical. Because you ride with the stirrups longer in western and your legs just slightly bent as opposed to english where they are bent wuite a bit, you drive your legs forward by sitting deep in the seat and keep your heals down.

Hope this helps !
 

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Yes, it is probably just your seat. I believe you should gallop while gripping with your calves, but not squeezing to go forward. I havent ever heard a "Theory" on it, I've basically just gone and figured it out as I go :)

Try putting more weight in your stirrups. That should fix your balance issue and give you better position.
 

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Ahh, sometimes I have to same issue. I am still learning and I usually am great at galloping..just not trotting...I've been working on it and today I worked on it for quite awhile.Oh and you have to sit back farther...think of it has sitting on your pockets when wearing jeans. That was how I was taught by a few people.
 
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