ilovemyhorsies, a good way to practice your release is on the flat. Get in 2point and trot and canter around practicing moving your hands up the neck and then back to normal. You can also practice doing this over poles before you jump again.
I know a lot of people who ONLY jump xc type fences, I see nothing wrong with it especially if they are low.
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