I really like your position in that second photo. You're well-balanced, well-centered, and solid. If someone were to imaginarily rip the horse out from under you, you'd land smack on your feet and not budge. Great contact through your seat and leg. Elbows in. Really nice line from your lower arm to the horse's mouth. Looking where you want to go.
I bet it felt good? When you ride like this, it usually just feels right.
Yep :) I was like "hey. I feel like I'm doing something right" and even though she's just a a halter, she will still appreciate my hands being where they are with a bit.
Its amazing how much more simple it is when your horse moves nice for you.