Originally Posted by ArabFarroh
I notice that your hand are on leaning on her neck, they should not be.
Your toes are pointed outward, they should be pointed in front
Your back is hunched.
Farroh---I don't think you are that in tune with jumping because in most of her pictures although she may sometimes be jumping over her hands (Jumping ahead of the motion) ... she is not per say, leaning on the horses neck. To me, her release is pretty good with the exception of maybe 2 or 3 of those pics.
Watch that your feet and leg don't slide back. They should be your base of support. Whether they are pointed out or front is your preference depending on with which your leg feels stronger. Some think pointing them forward looks nicer, I think it is with whichever you have the most balance. Now on flat I think differently and that to push your horse over it is easier to use your flat leg forward, and more correct-- especially for dressage.
You do have a tendency to hunch your back. Practice sitting deep and relaxed before the fence. Make sure stay in the center of your horse and start working on technique over the smaller fences. Gradually move up as you become more comfortable with the correct position... -- don't worry. I am still working on position as is most jumper riders.
For Phoebe: she's a cute jumper but sometimes can drop her knees a tad. I don't have this problem so Im not sure of how to fix it... but it shouldnt be too much of a problem at your level. :)
Good luck to the pair of you!! E