Hey guys! Hopefully some of you can help me because im facing a problem. I am a semi advanced barrel western horse rider and I have been riding for about 3-4 years. I have recently encountered a problem with my new lease horse with loping, and I have had this thing of bouncing out of my saddle when she starts loping. Basically every time she picks up the lope, by behind flies out of the saddle, and as much as I relax and try to keep it there, it flings me out. The biggest cause to this problem is having an awkward arena (just for the winter) that is only 100-200 feet long so she strides in about three times and I have to slow her down. I have only ridden her at the lope three times and I am still "learning" her rhythm if that makes any sense, she is a quicker loper and in a way I am trying to self train to better ride. I am just re-training myself into barrels, just trying to get more comfortrable with the lope with circles and what not. I only see her once a week, but next time I can ride I am going to try loping without stirrups and attempting to sit down. I would love advice, and thank you!