Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
Horse jumps a bit flat. Looks like you got left in the back seat a little bit too. I'd work on just perfecting a "good, solid" release before you start trying to master an auto. An auto release really is a much more advanced release that, if you're not ready for, then there's no need for it.
I'm not entirely sure how you managed to get your base of support (your leg) ahead of your body, but i would push those heels down to try and get your leg under you to keep your body/position solid.
I love that you're not LAYING on your mares neck. At this fence height there is no need to fling yourself at your horse... which a lot of folks are inclined to do in the jumping world. I like that you're looking up. I like that your horse has a lovely little expression about the whole thing. Looks very comfortable with her job.
Life seems mighty precious, when there's less of it to waste.