Thanks everyone..! :)
Personally, I think i stay up pretty long after the jumps before sitting down, because I always make sure he's in the right gallop before sitting down which takes about 2-4 strides, depending on if i have to change it or not.. I just stand up in my stirrups..
Unfortunately, (i think i mentioned this before), I dont ride dressage on him, i only jump him once a week and i have no possibility to ride him in dressage..!
So I can only train everything in the 20-30 minutes of lesson time I get every thursday.. :/
But I'm thinking about asking my trainer if my position is correct and how to improve, and somehow get her to practise that with me..! :p
In my jumping lessons we always start by trotting to the jump with a pole in front, and she puts the jump all the way up to 90 and OCCASIONALLY even 100 cm...! And i have to trot to that..! For me, thats very high to trot to! xD I'm not used to that.. But that's a pretty good excersise though, right..? Doesnt it help the horse collect itself and jump more up or something..? I'm not entirely sure how it helps..
pepperduck: When you say "while you are getting through the course, you could really benefit from working with your horse more." how do you mean work more? As in, what things specifically should I be really working on? (Except for the releases over the jumps, i've been told that, so I know, I'm working on that.. :p)
"When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes." -Shakespeare