Hi guys, new here, but here is a picture from my first ever short course. It's the only one I paid for so the only one I can share (don't want to go against copyright and all that). We did well and ended up first overall (dressage and short course) so that was pretty cool.
From what I see, I gave a too short release, and my wrists are angled in making it even shorter. Usually my releases are the opposite (too long) so that is interesting. I think when trying to keep him balanced and controlled I took it too much into my hands on the cross country field so I need to work on finding an even ground between too much and too little.
That is probably my biggest pet peeve, but my leg has probably slipped back (not sure if it is the angle of the picture or not) and I think I am too far forward in the saddle. Gotta keep my calf on as well. Anyways that was me giving myself a critique, I rarely see pictures of me riding and may not be the most unbiased person for a critique so that is why I am opening it up to you guys! Thanks a lot