There are so many things that can essentially tidy up sloppy riding, trust me we all have those days and get into slumps I totally feel, an east answer would be to switch coaches if she isn’t critiquing you enough but that’s not always feasible. There are things you can do to change your rides. Working out is key, you don’t need a gym membership. Look at at home full body workouts and try it 3 days a week!! Once your muscles Are stronger your riding will come together. I’ve also found that keeping a journal is essential. I log all my rides and reflect on what I learned and need to fix for the horse and myself. Also film your rides but do not be overly critical, have a positive attitude and know tht the slump isn’t going to last forever be confident in progress not perfection!
Even riding on your own perhaps you can analyze each part of the execution of what you attempt to do with your horse, remembering that there’s always something that can be improved upon even with the simplest of exercises ie. riding a circle, keeping a light and constant rhythm, being equi distant, half halting when needed. Watching more experienced riders can help as well, analyzing how they do something and why. Keep asking questions and searching for solutions :) all the best wherever your riding takes you
@caoimhesweeney Actually, I am currently taking lessons. But my instructor doesn’t Correct me on those things, which is one reason why I am struggling to figure out how to improve. She watches me and fixes the big things, but the other things that aren’t noticeable from a little bit away she doesn’t correct me on. I am working toward switching barns to get an instructor who will pay attention to me and bring out any potential I have left. Exercise is something I do daily, so my muscles aren’t too tense. But I feel as though I could be stretching more? Idk. I am thankful for your input 💓
An instructor would be the first port of call. You essentially have to retrain your muscles and frequent lessons are the best way to do that so you avoid unconsciously developing bad habits instead. It might also be worth exercising outside of horses, so developing core strength and leg strength as well as over all fitness.