I always knew i collapsed to my left and put more weight over to the right, and my old RI did lots to try and sort it out - i thought it was pretty much banished but flony_pony noticed it out on our hack (she was behind me and it had made the whole saddle slip to the right poor Flo!) so it seems one of my old habits is creeping back again - i noticed it myself in my lesson yesterday. Say i lost my balance and went out the side door - i will almost always fall to the right as my left side is so scrunched up it seems like i'm halfway off already ! My old RI once made me ride a whole lesson without a left stirrup, and tried to make me less tense through my left hand side by doing lots of loosening, stretching into some very odd positions in the saddle, all sorts, but it doesn't seem to have worked ! I was thinking about booking a lunge lesson to try and sort it out but my mum is getting a bit tired of paying out for extra lessons because i've sort of run out of money myself - and would one lesson make much difference or will i have to spend longer to try and re-correct it? It's one of those irritating things i thought i'd sorted out but that's popped back up again - and i really want to get my seat sorted before i try any XC (i could probably have a tea party on Mable or Spot's back while they popped round a XC course and they wouldn't notice but some of the other horses are a bit more sensitive and i don't want to be wrecking my nerves again by falling off as soon as i try it !) ANy ideas on any exercises i can do to sort it out?