Okay so I had a really long post but it deleted so ill try and keep this shorter!
I had a lesson and [I]finally[I] got video taped! However, now that I can see my mistakes I am having a rather down fall of confidence. When im riding I know what I need to do but I feel like I have a mental block and can't physically do it Any suggestions will be VERY appreciated!
Anyhow, here is what I see (its a long list and cookies for anyone who finishes this!)
1. Rein Length - this is my biggest mental block that I can feel, I know my reins get to long and end up in my lap...
2. Legs moving - I need to start running or something, I have heard my instructor mention it but I never knew it was so bad
3. Jumping position - my awful old position has returned. I have always had the "problem" horses that stop so I used to end up in this awkward stand up position where I didn't bend. It has returned as well as overjumping.
4. Pumping - not as noticeable but still there
5. No release
On to the pictures
1, 2, 3 - I could flat this horse all day
4 - overjumping, no release
6 - overumping, no release, lower leg has swong (is that a word?) pushing my upper body foward
7 - extreme long spot, my horse saved me by miles on this jump, strangely enough, I think it is the picture were I look the best
8 - blurry but he looks nice
Cookies, ice cream, whatever you want for reading this. If you want some entertainment turn up the volume and listen to my instructor and "camera crew!" Videos will be up soon