Okay so this was back in January at my C-2 rating for Pony Club. You can critique Lancelot if you want, but he doesn't jump anymore due to arthritis issues that we recently found out about. I know he took off long, he has a pony stride (because of the arthritic hock) and the grid was set at a large horse distance, so he just tried his hardest.
You have a great position! Your back is so flat and natural, your heel is down, your head is up, and you are looking up. All I would say is to give your horse a bit more of a release and to soften your lower leg a bit.
MIEventer thanks for the critique.[: The only reason we didn't get to automatic releases with Lancelot was his greenness. He was always silly about jumping, but looking back I suspect it had to do with his hock. He required so much help with the fences that I never got to a point where I could work on it because he was so on and off with jumping. I'm excited to work on it with Chaz, though, as he starts training with fences.
But I agree, I was really closing my hip at the rating. I have always had a problem with waiting to the fences, so I think that may contribute to it?
Thanks guys! We're hoping to get his hock injected but I'm still really wary about jumping a lot after that since he's only eight and it's already there. I don't want it to become unbearable when he's a little farther down the road.