Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I agree - the OP isn't reaching for her feet at all for a base of stability in her tack over fences - I see her heels are absorbing her bodies weight. If she were reaching for her toes, I'd say shorten them, but clearly they are at the correct length for this rider.
Now, if she were doing 5'0" fences, maybe - but meh.
With Hali - absolutely. I wholeheartedly agree. The Automatic Release should be used here, because the OP clearly has the ability to support her upper body with her lower body.
The Crest Release was created by GM with the intention for it to aid riders who cannot support their upper bodies through their lower bodies.