You just keep improving every time I see you!!
I like the last picture best. Look at your lower back. In the first picture it's sooo hollow and you're forcing your upper body forward (almost thrusting?) that can't be comfortable and then with the tight reins I can see why your horse is all "Hey you on my back.. loosen up a little!"
Good depth in your heels, though I notice a little bit of bracing against the stirrups. Instead of pushing down really hard, bend that knee so you can move with the horse instead of brace against him.
Lovely line from your elbow to the bit.
Going to watch the video now :)
Okay.. at 0:52 you transition to a canter and immediately you and your horse soften.
Look at your trot before you canter. Your upper body is really stiff, he's swishing his tail.. you're bracing.
Then look at the nice canter at 0:53 onwards. Your elbows are opening and closing, you're soft and he's happy to listen.
Work on softening that upper body and lose the tension in your feet and arms and you'd be even more amazing than now.
"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
Last edited by Skyseternalangel; 05-05-2012 at 08:56 PM.