Thanks a lot again guys :) so I rode western today because I just realised that I have a new bit that I was going to ride in for this show and I hadn't used in in like ever. So I rode two handed first to get cheyenne's head set before I went to one hand like I would in a show. Anyway hen I went two handed my elbows were bent perfectly. No idea why but my elbows and hands were in perfect position. So I have no idea why they're so low in english at all...really weird.
And just because I'm pleased and I NEED to share this: cheyenne was AMAZING when I went one handed. By the end of the ride I just needed to lift my hand up and her head was down and she was collected. It was amazing! So proud of her, neither of us knew how to do this before the ride so I got my instructor out there to give me a couple tips and once I got the hang of it I kept doing it and I was sooooo pleased. Just thought i'd share because it made me so happy :) I'll see if I can get pictures at the show tomorrow of us :)