Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
I agree that you need to stabalize your lower leg a little more and keep your heels pushed down and you leg underneath you. Your lower leg is like your seatbelt over the jump, if something goes wrong, your leg is going to be what saves you (most of the time). I think it would really help you if you spent some time doing two-point at trot and canter (even walk if you prefer). Doing two-point over poles on the ground (trot poles, canter poles) can really help as well. :)
It'll help to develop the position and build your muscles to make your form look really nice over fences.
I agree, that it looks like your stirrups could be made shorter by about a hole - but its hard to tell with the photos being 'face on'.
It looks to me that your developing a bit of a 'chicken wing' arm. Try to remember to keep your elbows in some more. It'll take a lot of thinking about and reminding yourself at first. But soon, just like many other parts of riding you'll find that it will come naturally :).
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