Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
You knocked the wavy jump in the second video because you took off too long and jumped flat rather than having a nice bascule over it. You need to learn where the base of your jump is and ride your horse to the base of the jump.
You are getting jumped out of the tack because your lower body is very stiff and you're not moving with the horse. Even at the canter, you're bobbing up and down with your legs as ineffective shocks. Get your leg back underneath of you and allow your ankle to move with the movement, relax through your hip. How is your sitting canter?
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I was seeing this but didn't know how to translate into text. Thanks JDI.
At a canter approaching the jump. I would count under my breath "1,2,3" as I took the strides. Didn't really matter if I started late and went on 2 or early and went on 4. I think it helped me see the strides before the jump. Maybe it gave me something to concentrate on, maybe just a odd quirk.