shoulder position in hunt seat?
I am currently giving riding lessons to a young lady (14 ) whose background instruction so far has been lots of group lesson in huntseat and jumping. I have her riding either in Mac's western saddle, or more often in his dressage saddle, but either way my approach to riding is closest to a dressage foundation.
Anyway, today while she was circling for me at the canter and doing one wee little crossrail (this was her reward for all the hard work I had her doing earlier) , I kept see her canterin in half seat and sometimes two point with her upper body twisted somewhat to the outside and her inside shoulder advanced over the outside one, markedly. She was moving nicely with the lateral movement of the horse's inside hip, but I kept having to remind her to turn her upper body to line her shoulders up with the horse's shoulders.
That got me to wondering if in hunt seat, when cantering in a circle around to line up and approach the jump, are you not taught to have your shoulders line up with the horses'? Or do you keep your inside shoulder advanced? Is this her error or is it hunt seat training that I am not aware of?