Originally Posted by Frankiee
its awesome to see new ppl trying cross-country love it
From what I can see you and your horse look great! Like you said your elbows are out but your aware of that which is good :) looks like your horse is enjoying herself? Also which is sweet!! You have a very nice solid leg which is all you need for a cross-country seat ;) in the future maybe slide your hands down your horses neck a little like to fallow instead of trying to pick her up (Let her come to you). Certainly in xc your horse knows better then you do at times let them figuer it out on there own :) keep it up
Thanks so much! I have so much trouble with the elbow thing... although I'm going to be honest, I going to worry more about my base of support than a little bit o' chicken wings lol. Bourbon and I had so much fun! We found out that my mare doesn't have a problem with logs, coups, and such, but was like "You want me to do what?!" to the little ditch, a tire jump, and tiny bank (she didn't know what to do with her feet lol).
Now by down do you mean towards her ears, in more of a crest release? Or down closer to the saddle in more of a automatic release? Right now I think I'm sorta stuck in the middle lol.