07-15-2011, 08:15 AM
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If you're riding dressage, you really need to work on losing the artificial hollow in the small of your back, it really interferes with your ability to have a following seat at the sitting trot and canter. This is very hard to do without an instructor and/or mirrors in the arena, you have to first find the correct position with your seatbones underneath and your back relaxed, then you have to remake the muscle memory so you can maintain that position - it's tough!
If you're riding hunter seat, and spend most of your time out of the saddle in two point, it's less critical, but still a form flaw, and it has a tendency to make you stiff and look "posed."
I can tell that you're working on your hand and arm position, remember as you work on bend in your elbow/more weight in your elbows to both keep your elbows at your side (they're popping out in a couple of the photos) and to still allow them to open and close and follow the horses head and neck gestures.