Originally Posted by MudPaint
The biggest thing I noticed in your riding was your leg. It moves a good bit at the canter and slides back when your jumping. I suspect this is from you pivoting forward (as your trainer said, sit back). You are also dropping your weight forward before some of the fences. Basically the ones were you got a tight spot or your horse sucked back. Close you legs coming to a fence and sit up, raising your hands, not dropping them to the withers. It's especially important with a green horse.
Thanks for the critique. I noticed my leg swinging when I watched that video.
I the reason I drop my hands on the withers is because she falls on the forehand and my hands fall with her. I've been practicing sitting up tall and using my legs to get her not to get so forward. I feel like I can concentrate doing that more at home than at the show. I figure with more practice it will be more natural and I won't have to think to sit up and keep my leg on and all that.
Since she's still green we don't agree on the spot we're trying to get. I need to practice that also. I jump a little higher at home and I feel like we can agree on a spot better with the jumps higher.
The main thing, I think I need to practice is sitting up tall, not letting my hands drop, and keeping my leg on . Thanks again. Posted via Mobile Device