Okay, I'm 5'8 and the pony I'm riding is 13.1 hh so I have to be very careful to balance my weight on her when we are jumping because I school her 3'6, but this jump is only 2'6. Anyways, if my weight is more one way than another I'll cause her to hit it. I was looking at this pic and realized that my body is a perfect question mark, haha.
With the help of Paint
In my defense, I know I need to bring my shoulders back, but I brok and dislocated my left shoulder and had to have 2 surgeries so since then I have had problems getting my shoulders back.
Considering you're a giant on this little thing, you're doing pretty good (with some minor ducking*cough*)Over all your position is pretty good so no critique from me. I was amused by the second photo with the question mark tho well done!
Where's your helmet!? Although you may be a very experienced rider, you should always be wearing a helmet while jumping. Accidents happen, and there's no way to prevent them. Please wear a helmet when jumping.
Your center is pressed back, which is a good quality to have in your position. But you are laying on your horse, which often comes with being ahead. With having to balance your weight on a pony, you have to make sure you stay off of her forehand before and over the jump. Also, you have a nice crest release, you're not catching her in the mouth.
However....When you're upper body is independent and not leaning on her for support, you should practice an automatic release (keeping a straight line from her mouth to your hands.)
Also, your toe is turned out but your leg is secure. Make sure though, that your weight is all in your heels for more elasticity on your landing and through the jump process. Locking your leg compromises your position.
Fedex- I don't know if you are saying that ducking tends to lead to jumping ahead, which I definitely agree with, or if you are saying I am too far ahead of the pony in the pic. My seat is completely centered over the saddle, any father back and I would be off the saddle and she would hit that jump with her hind end coming over. It just looks that way because I have a long torso and she has a short neck. But yeah, ducking is my biggest problem it seems. I used to show 3 ft through 4 ft jumpers so I guess that where I picked up the habit. I jump about everything like its that height.