Leg position for western rider
I ride English. I have been taught that when viewed from the side, your shoulders, hips, and heels should be in a straight line. If you look down and see your foot past your knee, your foot is too far forward. I just wondered what the deal is for someone riding western (basic trail riding). Also when going uphill, I always stand in the stirrups and lean forward to get off my horses back. But I have never seen any of my western riding friends do this. I greatly appreciate any enlightenment that might be provided. Thanks.