Originally Posted by GuitarChump
Your hands should always be ahead of your knees though right? When I canter shouldn't I have a following hand? And how do I strengthen my seat?
strengthen your seat by practicing with no stirrups. Also jumping cross rails with no hands helps with balance and feeling the rhythm of the horse. As for your hands you should have a straight line from elbow to bit. And your hands should not be behind the horses withers. Since you move your hands around too much you should practice holding the horses mane, or resting them on his neck..just so you get used to not moving them so much. You should have steady contact with your horses mouth at all times.
I don't want to offend you, but I think you need some work and I don't think you should be jumping at all yet.