Examples of common position mistakes - Gripping with the knee
Gripping with your knee causes tension through the outside of your thighs and into your pelvis and lower back
It also causes tension through your lower leg and can cause your toes to point in and heel to point out.
This will all cause tension through the horse so they will be unable to work correctly and freely.
The tension in your legs will make it difficult to apply correct leg aids therefore not giving clear instruction to your horse.
Your knees should be relaxed and off the saddle allowing your legs to lie in the position of Shoulder, hip, heel
This will then allow you to give correct leg aids
Your body will be in the centre of the saddle
Your muscles can relax and work with the horse rather than against it.