After riding around in my western saddle i just am finding sitting trot really hard which is ridiculous in a western saddle right?!!! what am i doing wrong? i just stiffen up and have to hold onto the pommel to balance myself. I do have a problem with sitting trot but am working on it in english with several instructors (I'm at an equine college, not rich, hehe). Hazel was getting very uncomfortable, thinking i was, so to help me she would go into a slow canter which i appreciated but didn't need, bless her (she likes to help). Any other newbie suggestions would also be appreciated. Thank you.