So I was wondering if I might be able to get some constructive criticism for my riding. I haven't been in lessons or had any coaching/critique for a few years now and I'd like to to start my ponies in some lessons this winter. It would just be nice to see if I can't knick a few bad habbits I've picked up over the years before I go into lessons.
Bit of a history, I took a year off from riding completely when I had to move away to go to school. The year after that I met Shnook and bought/broke him in in the summer (Got him as a rescue). We didn't get to really ride that winter as I haven't had the space to really ride him (The outdoor ring was pretty icey and there r was no indoor ring) and I boarded him pretty far away that winter so getting out to see him was a pain in the gas bill/butt. I moved him in with me at the end of the winter to our new home where I can just keep him with me. I was able to ride him a bit more (Up the road and through the town) and wasn't able to do much till summer when the ground hardened. Then I had surgery this summer which put us out for most of the summer and just as I started to heal he got a leg injury (We're both totally fine now!). So now that it's fall this is about where we're at.
I didn't have any tack on just a halter and for reins some baler twine (We didn't have a lot of time as per tacking up as my camera man had to leave shortly.). I'm usually pretty good with heals down, though I find when I bareback it has a tendency to go out the window a little more. >.> I know I need to hold him out to his corner after we finish the jump aaaand yup. Any help would be greatly appreciated.