Also, try to work on keeping your hands together and down. If you have to grab some mane so that you will know when your hands are getting too high again. Hope it helps!
How low do you think hands are supposed to be?
The posters hands are actually pretty good. Her elbows are at her sides and she isn't loud with her hands at all. Her hand carraige is very nice, just where it should be.
Due to that, her elbows are soft, they move with her horses motion. Her shoulders are where they should be, her upper body is where it should be and so is her head.
You risk faulty riding form when you allow your hands to be carried too low. If you ride with your hands on or close or near the withers - way to low.
Hands have to be effeciant - reason being is because if you carry them too low, you now have too opened of an elbow angle, your hands are dropped and guess what else follows? Your shoulders, then your head and upper body.
When hands are too low - you have no where to give, no where to take. No where to soften, no where to be softened. You end up stiff, locked and non supportive.
You must learn to carry your hands, so that you can aid your horse. Aid your horse by lifting them up *through seat and legs....hand carriage aids* off their forehand. You have room to give, you have room to take. You have room to ask, be asked. Soften, be softened. Also, your hands don't drop, your elbows don't stiffen, your shoulders stay back and your head and upper body follow.
I agree with Anebel - and well said!
Your coach is doing an excellant job with you! Your seat is lovely! I love how soft your hips are, and how you allow your seat to move with your horses motion.
Your upper body is just where it should be - over the center of your horses gravity.
I love how soft you are and how you are staying out of your horses way, while remaining supportive and aiding with your form. *seat, lower back, upper body, hands*
I have nothing to add, anebel covered it all :)