This is me riding a 7 year old 15.3hh WBxTB mare. She is not my horse, but I started her and have done most of the training/riding on her. I had been home from college for about a month, so she isn't quite as fit as I would like her yet as she doesn't get ridden a lot when I'm not around. This was at a small local schooling show (with no dress code, basically be clean and tidy) and this was a 2'6 hunter class and our first class of the day. We school 3'3-3'6 at home, but because of her fitness level/lack of time back at it that season, we showed 2'6-3'0 that show.
Some of our issues: She likes to travel very very long, so getting her under herself is a challenge, though it is not as big of a deal on a small hunter course like this. Her canter-trot transition is also often weak and loose as a result of her lack of engagement. Out trot-canter transitions are usually very good (walk-canter is even better), but she was feeling pretty chill that day and was a little sucked back to my leg aid when I asked for the transition.
You don't have to read this part if you don't want to, but this is my critique of this round. In terms of me, sometimes I get ahead of her at the take off and as a result land behind her, and have to stretch my arms out to not grab her in the mouth. My elbows also stick out like chicken wings. That said I think my seat and hands are soft and not interfering, and I think my leg is good. In terms of her, she could be a little quicker (not faster speed wise, just a little less sleepy looking), more under herself, better bending through the corners (it's hard to see from this angle, but there really isn't a lot of room in there), and more quick and tidy with her legs over the jump. She likes to lob over them as appose to snapping her knees up. Over all though I thought she looked pleasant, responsive, soft, and easy. Plus I love her auto changes