You like like a quiet, relaxed rider, and I really like the way you reestablished pace and rhythm in the turns without obvious rein aids. The trick is to carry that all the way around the course and between fences, not just on the turns.
Your mare quickens and flattens her pace 3 - 4 strides out in front of every fence, and that should be worked on, as it will get you in trouble later with related distances and technical combinations. Also, it tends to flatten her arc in the air. Does she like to avoid deep distances and rounding over her fences? I'm guessing that either she used to be quite forward all the way around the course; and it's a work in progress, or that you tend to stop riding for rhythm in front of the fence because you're thinking about something else.
Your little mare has plenty of jump, and I like her attitude. She'll probably be a blast to event. And while you have some things to work on; you will see many, many worse trips in stadium at BN than what you've posted above.
She actually usually jumps pretty round and doesnt mind a deeper distance. She was just VERY excited to jump outside in the field [we havent been able to jump out there yet this year] and I was having trouble keeping her collected. The rushing 3-4 strides out is not a regular thing, we probably just need to jump outside more. She definitely likes to go fast and long, but she can [and she has] been able to jump a course more collected and under control. We hadnt jumped out there since last summer, outside of schooling pole work, so I figured it would be good practice for a show to jump all of the jumps 'fresh.'
Im really not sure why I hold my hands down like that, must just be a bad habit. I can feel myself everytime I do it, I just can't seem to make it right !
Thanks ! She is a good girl, she certainly tries. So far we havent done much xc but she loves it !