Examples of common position mistakes - Flappy legs
This causes a lot of movement in the lower leg which would give the horse incorrect instruction
The horse could interpret this as a constant instruction to go forward
As your legs swing back it causes tension in your pelvis and your back to hollow.
This in turn restricts movement in the horse’s back. Therefore preventing them to work naturally.
It would also make it difficult for the rider to have an even contact through to the bit.
It is important that you are relaxed from your pelvis through your thighs and knee
This will allow you to have equal weight in your stirrups and the line of Shoulder, hip and heel to happen
You are then able to keep your lower leg on to ride your horse.