Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
Okay, I'll try and give you a little bit of advice and hopefully you can find something that you think is helpful (:
Firstly, in your approach to the jump, your lower leg is really nice! Good job, this something so many riders don't put enough effort into and makes their whole 'jump' fall apart. Be careful not to pump your upper-body at the canter though, allow yourself to relax and go with the horses movement. I noticed that this increases a bit when you go around the corners, sit 'tall' and remember that the most important thing to do is to ride effectively and stay relaxed. If you tense up, even subconsciously, it will cause your horse to tense up as well.
Over the actual jump, it looks like you get a little ahead of the movement. Try and wait for the horse to go over the actual jump before you move into the two point position. It looks like your bracing on your horses neck a little to. Try to really use your core to hold yourself. In the middle of the jump, it looks like you are sitting a little to deeply in the saddle. Try to use your leg to 'stand up' a little more and put a little bit more space in between you and the horses back. This will also help you to stop your lower leg from sliding backwards a bit.
And, I'm really sorry, but I don't have time to write about the second jump. (:
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