Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia
Going through video by video. (:
The first video looks like you got a little bit left behind and I can't tell but your release seemed really short and you came down early / heavily on your horses back. Try to stay up off his / her back for a little bit longer, so it's not such a slam back down.
Second video- I understand there's usually a reason to be in the two point prior to gymnastics however you look like you're a little too forward and lying on your horses neck. Try to get out of the saddle, but still bring your shoulders back a little bit more and come up off your horses neck, keeping your weight over the center of the saddle so you're not throwing off your horses balance.
Third video - same as the first, you're getting left behind and kind of bopping him / her in the mouth and coming down hard on your horses back. Your distances are REALLY off, I'd try working on collecting your step a little bit more, relaxing and getting a more controlled canter, so you don't get so 'all over the place'. It might be beneficial too to ride a horse that can find their own distances, to try and teach you to see distances as well.
Overall I think you need to use grid work to teach you to sit BACK and get distances and stay off your horses neck which means don't do the entire thing in your two point, instead focus on sitting back after your jump and riding to the next jump. Work on collecting the canter and getting some basic control, and trying to build some muscle to help you hold your two-point a little bit longer, and stay with your horse.