Originally Posted by CanChaser420
but from what I can see you look like your looking at the barrel, you want to be looking at your axis points and guiding him around the barrel
For the first photo, I would agree with that, now that I look at it again. I have also read Charmayne's book, which was awesome.
Where you look, is where your horse will go (because your body language automatically follows your eyes). Therefore you do not want to look AT the barrel, because you don't want your horse to run on top of it ... right? Instead, look at 3 or 4 points on the ground around the barrel. These are the axis point of your pocket that you want to "hit" as you go around the barrel. Don't look up to the next barrel until you have completed the one you are on.
But there's a definate improvement from the picture from last year you posted.