On Wednesday I had a different instructor because my usual one was out of town. My mom took video (yay!) and I got a few jumping clips. Halfway through the jumping, she told me I need to "pretty up my form." Now lately I've been hearing a lot about posing vs. functional form so I was a little worried about trying out her suggestions. But I decided to give it a go, just to see what would happen.
I have two clips of me jumping normally, and two clips of me jumping taking her suggestions into account and trying to look "prettier" over the fences. When I reviewed the video at home, I realized the "prettier" way didn't look so bad. But I wanted to ask you guys... which way is CORRECT? Should I keep doing what I'm doing, or should I try to jump the "prettier" way?
Here's the video:
Riding :: RidingCompare.flv video by SphiPony - Photobucket