Mudpaint, Yes, my seat is not as strong as it used to be. I'm a little adamant about riding to the fence in the 2-point because she's still green and sometimes if I don't sit and drive her all the way to the fence she runs out. But I will try and see what happens, it doesn't hurt to try. Also, she'll see her spot way before I do and we kind of don't agree on it, she likes long spots and I like short spots..I think that's why I have that jumping ahead problem, I'm so afraid of getting left behind. I'm trying to work on getting her to listen to me instead of me just doing what she wants.
Also is there anything I can do to get used to releasing more? Or should I just make a conscience effort to reach more on her neck while going over the jump? Also my hands fall on the sides of her neck a lot...is there anything I can do to prevent that? Maybe grab some mane?
Gidji, I don't understand what you mean she's jumping awkwardly, She didn't touch any of the barrels, they're moved because my trainer was moving them. But she has never jumped anything like that before and they were in a different position every time I went over them.