Alwaysbehind says Chair seat, what are some ways to work on fixing it?
I will the counting out loud the next time I jump. It may be for a little while though.
You are pushing yourself to the back of your saddle and your legs slightly in front of you. Think about sitting more on your *ahem* lady parts rather than your butt and stretching your leg down through your heel, and always thinking about your heel, hip, elbow aligment.
That sounds scary. Haha. I don't think I have access to a horse that honest that is jumping right now. I have Jake who is restricted to flat work, Dutchess who refuses, and random people's horses that I don't know enough to trust. This might be one that I put in the file and use it when I get an opportunity. I might be able to do it with Dutchess, I'll see if I can get her owner out to help.
It is definitly something you should try when you have the opportunity. The horse I leased my last two years of high school was a seasoned hunter. The "been there, done that, got the t-shirt" type. You pretty much told him where to start and he went on auto pilot. Riding a horse like that after my first horse, who I actually had to work hard to ride, was not only a nice break but if also allowed me to focus a lot on myself and I worked out a lot of problems I had.
I'm stranded without a trainer (trainer on facility isn't up to par, no trainers aloud on property, and I have no truck to haul off) So I look for any other help I can get.
That is pretty tough. I would maybe suggest finding a barn in the area you could go to once every other week or at least once a month and take a lesson on a horse they have there. Even though its not your horse it can still be a big help. Also try and find a friend that does have a way to haul and see if you can split the cost of gas or something and find a trainer you both like and do a mini group lesson.