Originally Posted by GottaRide
your horse is still behind the vertical. You should be going on a very loose rein if you are using a shank bit and you are not. I would also like to see your hands come up some - more above the withers than out to the side of the withers.
That is what jumped out at me too. Way too much contact for that bit. Your poor mare is way over flexed. You seem to be very consistent in this too. Too much contact and over flexed. Your gorgeous mare does not appear to appreciate it either.
Why exactly would one post photos of them riding barefoot in their pajamas and then ask for a critique of them? Wanting to start a train wreck?