Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
Since the cross rail is really small, it looks like he really only truely jumped over it in the last picture. Since it is so small, you didnt need much release and you gave enough. If you bump the poles up a few holes it might make a difference in actual jumping rather then just a canter stride over it. In the third picture, your leg has come back just a bit and it looks like you got caught by surprise of the jumping motion so fell forward and are bracing yourself on his neck. In this pic your hands should have been about another 6 inches more forward. You released with your reins by letting them go long, instead of moving them 6 inches up his neck.
Other then that, your back is nice and straight and you have a good position otherwise! :)
ETA: I am betting a saddle seat isnt easy to jump in!! I've never ridden in one but would love to try it.