You have very nice basics! Your leg looks solid (more so than mine :P) but be careful not to grip with your knees like you're doing in the second picture you posted on this page. See how your lower leg has slipped back? Its because of the knees. Also in the same picture you are jumping ahead with your crotch in front of the pommel, be careful of that as well. But overall, very good!
Wildspot: thanx for being concerned and sorry if I was a little harsh. As jody and farm poy said, I feel that way. Well now I can canter and ITS ALL OVER SINCE I CAN DO BOTH! So I hope we all stop arguing
Upsidedown: thanx a lot. I see what you mean, would you mind if I sent you a few pics of me riding to see if I've improved in more resent pic's?
well thank you to the person who actually critigued my RIDING.
She believes that you have to have a strong control of your horse bfore cantering and also it was the way she was taught and everyone at my barn. My trainer says eveyone does it differently and you shouldnt be jugmental. I asked you to tell me about my riding....not how I was trained and it really is kinda disrespectful to say its wrong. I understand you arent blaming it on ME. But still! People are trained differently. I bet I could say some stuff you kearned was "off" or wrong! Its not about how you were trained that makes you a good rider. Its how you ride now at this moment in time.
Yes I did started jumping before cantering. And im sorry if you feel different but please tell me how my riding is in the pictures
Thank you so much for saying we are cute together :) im going to be showing her this fall
Thanx again for the comments
don't worry about it! I learned small jumps before cantering, and I turned out just fine. According to my instructor I am the best rider at the barn! I think it benifited me! You do look amasing by the way!
You have to bring your legs under you more, instead of bracing them in front of you. Its something that beginner or untrained riders often do. Its probably a fair bit comfier because your back is sort of rolled and your sitting on your bum instead of your seat bones. I believe that is how western riders ride.
With english riding you want to develop and independent seat, which means you balance on your own, riding lightly without inhibiting the horse and are able to give clear aids. Your aim is to have a straight line from your ear, shoulder, hip and heel. Try and ride with this line, for a while you might feel a little unsteady because you aren't bracing with your legs but once you can regain your seat you can communicate with your horse much easier.
Also, to me it looked like your hands were rolling so that your thumbs were facing each other. Make sure your hands are upright, with your thumbs facing up and forward. If you pull back with your hands like this your elbows will go out to the side and you will have "chicken wings". Also, because your arms cannot bend and relax you may find it harder to move with the horses head.