All the jumping instruction I have had (a few clinics under Sam Lyle, and lessons at pony club camp years ago) the instructors have intructed riders to turn the toe out when jumping, as it allows for a solid contact through the calf and leg. I ahve thought of this a lot on this board, as all of you guys say to keep the toe straight forward... thsi is how I ride in flatwork, etc, but I have always been taught that toeing out is a good thing for jumping...
I did notice my feet in the stirrups, as well. I don't know why I do that... I know I don't do it riding on the flat.
I do shorten my stirrups from my normal length, about two or three holes, but obviously not enough! I'm afraid I can't afford a new saddle at the moment, as I just bought a new horse and a new AP saddle. So that will have to wait! i don't jump as much nowadays, so it's not a huge deal.
I actually haven't jumped a lot in the last few months, as i just bought a new horse and sold my previous one, who was the great jumper (the bay in the pics) The new horse has never jumped, I have done lots of poles and a few tiny courses on him, but he is nowhere near forward enough or ready to jump any decent height. I might bring my pony out and do some jumping on him, see if I can get soem photo's and try and fix some of these things.
We don't really get much feedback on position here, as its mostly showjumping which is simply about a clear round/fastest time. Only when I do equitation do we get any feedback on anything, and for me that is only once a year, so it's great to hear what you guys have to say! Thanks!