I have a problem with my legs - when riding Tali my lower legs are all over the place, usually too far back especially if I actually need to use them. Tali has a dressage vogue so I don't have to excuse of a poorly designed saddle. However when I ride Molly (who has a treed GP saddle where the stirrup bars are too far forwards) my leg is stable and secure. Besides the different saddles the two horses are different shapes - Tali is a broad native type and a bit of a barrel (and so short-coupled that any fault in leg position stands out like a sore thumb), Molly is narrower (though still a wide fit saddle) and has flatter sides.
So I decided I should do some work without stirrups in the hope it would help this. The trouble is the stirrup bars on the vogue come right under my thighs, so whatever I do with the stirrup leathers I end up with very ouchy bruises on my inner thigh and just can't ride without stirrups for long. Does anyone else ride without stirrups on a vogue? If so, short of removing the stirrups and leathers from the saddle once I've mounted what can I do to avoid turning my inner thighs black and blue?
Failing that, can someone lend me some well-behaved dressage legs?