I was watching some Randi Thompson training videos and she brought up a problem that I knew I had, but never really focused on in a solo training ride : That I should have weight in my stirrups so I am riding from my lower leg and not my upper body.
I know I have the tendency to wave my upper body around like a worm - my legs start crawling upwards and my toes start pointing downwards..it's just a mess! Aaaaannnddd....
Gah! Chair seat!
Tonight I really tried to keep my legs steady but I know I did pump them a little bit too much and ...my upper body got a little too involved..again! Ah! At least I know what I need to work on - and as always it's not ever compromising a good position.
On a good note we managed to get some good cross-over fronts and backs in the leg yield (TERRIBLE rider position though! yuck!)
We ended the ride on some bareback walk trot and canter ^.^ He's so warm and fuzzy!
Love this quote!
"Our horses are our friends, companions, partners, teammates and soul mates. They give us so much, so willingly—their strength, their stamina, agility and beauty—to give us the chance to vicariously experience the freedom and power that comes so naturally to them."