Originally Posted by blush
So me and Robbie have been having fantastic leassons lately and I really think it's because my position has become stronger over fences.
We are jumping around a solid 3'3 and I wanted to get a critique on my position (and Robbie's jumping form) to see if I have improved any!
From previous critiques you guys have mentioned that I should have my toes turned in over the fences and that I not lay on his neck so much. I have been trying really hard to work on those things and maybe get some feedback if I'm on the right track to getting better eq! :] :] Thanks so much!
Why do you not ask these questions of your instructor? Do you not trust the instruction and feedback you're getting from your instructor, and that's why you feel a need to seek other sources of input? If the former, then our opinions are of no consequence. If the latter, then why have you not switched instructors?
I've not seen the previous photos so have no means of comparison and thus can only comment on what's presented here:
The horse reflects his rider. He hangs his knees and looks down in response to a rider who's balance is too far forward from jumping ahead of the horse and who also allows her eyes to look down. The horse also does not stretch and reach over the jump, because his rider restricts him with a hand that fails to follow.
On a side note: Is that a scarf you are wearing? Please take off whatever you have wrapped around your neck. Wear a turtleneck sweater instead. Should there be an unfortunate accident, I have a very clear visual of you hanging yourself.