So I used to jump for about 2-3 years and then took a nice long hiatus from it. I 've been getting back into it lately, and I'm just unhappy with how my jumping is going. I understand the basics of the two-point: Butt back, hips bent, weight balanced in the heels/stirrups. But for some reason I just can't seem to master the position itself. I had a friend film me on my phone and I lean waaaayyyy to much both before and after. Now, I'm riding a horse that is new to jumping. We have been practicing for awhile now, training her and getting her to accept (and to my happiness really seems to like) jumps. But it is hard to teach her if I can't stay balanced. She is still learning her strides and where to take off from and sometimes she decides to jump super high and sometimes she chips in really bad. We are working on it.
Mostly, though, I feel very forward/leaning on her. I feel like I am pitched forward both before and esp after the jump. I do have a trainer and I do take lessons, but at the moment, due to monetary reasons, I can't take lessons for a few weeks. I thought maybe some trainers on here might have ideas. I realize that you will want a video, but I can't upload it from my phone. So if anyone can suggest things to make me take off at the right time (other than saying "just feel it" because that isn't working) and how to make sure I'm still not pitched forward when she lands. I think it is making it difficult for her to canter straight and balance if I have to much weight on her neck. Please advise!!
I'm going to see about riding a more experienced horse over some jumps later next week for better practice. Thanks for any help!