2 quick reads to share:
1) Colleen Kelly’s “How the Horse Rider Holds Their Hands Can Put the Horse on the Forehand” – this is one good explanation for your hows and whys of hand position
2) Colleen Kelly’s “Independent Seat and Developing Coordination” – try this, you might be surprised…I’m going to be doing it all the time now until I get it right!
Note: This is not professional advice, this is a blog. I am not liable for what you do with or how you use this information. The activities explained in this blog may not be fit for every rider, riding instructor, or riding center depending on their current condition and resources. Use your best personal judgement!