Okay, despite the previous post, I did ride tonight. I made sure to use a clean (chafe-less) girth and tried out a Rambo neoprene half pad for the saddle fit issue and it seems to be helping. Anyway, part of the riding was spent on gaming patterns (at a trot!) and part was spent on a bit of cantering. Since the real "lesson" bit was that second part, that's what I'll post the vids of.
My takeaway was that I need to work more in two-point and build up muscle there (I really haven't done it much in a while) and I need to canter him that way and slowly settle back into sitting to canter because right now I'm sitting too much on my ass (as Carey says) and letting the weight come out of my stirrups.
First, trying to sit.
In two point but stirrups too long.
In two-point with stirrups up a hole.
*tap tap* Is this thing on?
9 months ago