Does your bum bounce and you feel yourself losing balance and stirrups in canter?
You are probably gripping with your knees. This will cause your lower leg to rise up and you often lose a stirrup! It also means you rise out of the saddle and bounce instead of sitting – and thus lose balance.
Focus on your knee and actively relax it, and don’t let it grip the saddle. This will stop you from losing your stirrups and rising out of the saddle. Try to soften your hips and lower back and move with the canter. This will help you stop bouncing and sit to the canter, which will increase your balance!
Feel free to comment, and if you have any small problems, let me know and they may feature in next week’s Tuesday Tip!