I've been riding and jumping a lot this summer, and I'd like to take the chance to improve my equitation and jumping. I've been self-critiquing a lot and trying to improve what I notice wrong, but after a certain point I think it would be more helpful to have other people's input. I'm probably doing my first rated show later this summer and I'd like to know what to work on before then.
There are several things I know I need to improve (like looking up before and after the fence) but for the most part I'll just leave the criticism to you guys! At the end of the video I put a few slow motion clips because I know there's something wrong with my jumping position but I'm just not sure what to do differently to make it better. Any exercises/suggestions to help improve the things I need to work on are loved too!
There are several different horses in the video, but as I'm sure you'll notice, I cannot keep my leg still over the jumps on the dark bay. All of the others I don't have much of a problem with it, but on AJ my leg swings back no matter how much I concentrate on keeping it still! Does anyone know why this may be or how I can prevent it?
Today I was trying to work on not falling back so soon over the jump, I think that's one of my problems? I have a video from today that I will put up later once it's done uploading.