Should your legs be wrapped around your horse?
Should they hang at the horse’s side?
Where should you feel contact with the horse? At your heel, your calf?
The answer… it depends!
Here is a great example of needing to understand that what one rider describes they are feeling in the saddle may be different than what you feel.
There are 3 keys to having an effective leg position… the first is avoiding unnecessary tension, the second is finding good alignment for your leg, and the third is moving in a way that maintains that alignment. Simply put, don’t grip, position your leg so your joints can function, and then always let your knees go forward and down.
I will explain more and demonstrate in this video!
p.s. For a collection of riding exercises to be in balance, move with your horse, and find your best posture, check out my book, Stay in the Saddle – 67 Exercises for Horse and Rider: https://www.horseclass.com/book/
See you in the comments!