Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
The first picture is acctually about 10 times better than the second. In the first your leg is secure at the grith, in the second, it is way back behind you, which does nothing. Your leg is your base of support, therefore, it needs to be under you, encourgeing the horse forward.In the first picture, your seat and crotch are over the middle of the saddle, staying over the horse's center of balance, therefore, the horse can use itself to the fullest of it's cababilities. In the second picture, you are WAY ahead due to your not-there leg, which makes you use the horse's neck for balance because you can't use your leg. This puts almost your full weight on your horse's neck, which causes them to be thrown off balance, which causes more rails down. Work on getting your leg strong and unmovable underneath you. Lots of two point on the flat and over small jumps, and lots of strenghtening flatwork
Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt