Get used to these posts from me in this topic; I'm committed to improving. I had my guy snap some more pictures of me this week, and even though he knows nothing about horseback riding, I was able to tell him what I was going for (leg back, shoulders back, looking up/ahead, hands up, etc) and he was "coaching" me.
Things I can see I'm still doing wrong:
-hands needs to be higher, still curling inward
-leg is still coming forward, still have chair seat
-giving more with my hands
-I still tend toward slouching/rounding my shoulders, and it is tough to break that
-I still drop my eyes a lot, and am trying to be conscious of that
If you see something besides the things I'm noticing, please let me know. Also, I would love suggestions on how to improve the things I mentioned+anything else you see. I've been working without stirrups, and I notice that when she's acting up/not listening, I tense up, the legs come forward and I have to rely on my hands too much to direct her.