Position Over Fences
I've just recently started jumping again after having switched from jumpers to exclusively riding dressage the last year and a half. The jumping is going extremely well, except for the fact that I am coming back too quickly after the jumps. This is a habit from riding bigger fences, 4ft plus, for years. I'm only jumping 2'6ft right now and have zero plans to jump over 3ft as dressage is my main focus. I have a very nice automatic release over the jumps, and I follow the horse's mouth nicely with my hands and position. As soon as the horse's feet touch down, I'm already back into my half seat position. I don't really ever plan on showing any thing other than dressage in the future. I do know that coming back with my body so quickly would not work if I ever showed hunters or equitation. Any ideas on how to help smooth out the landing?
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