Originally Posted by CJ82Sky
I agree with this - you're off to a great start and for your first time this is great. Your position is good, and with the focus of sinking your weight into the heel and relaxing (work on exhaling at the base of the jump) you will be even more secure in your position and able to move up. I love that you're starting small and taking your time. When not jumping, work on your jumping position by spending a lot of time in two point and working to sink your weight into your heels and keep your leg soft and relaxed wrapping around the horse. Good luck!
Also, when you are releasing try not to let your elbows go out. In the first photo it looks like they are sticking out.
But again, for your second time you are doing great.