Originally Posted by fourtwentyam
Piano hands! Haha! And you could stretch your heel a little more. In the second jumping picture it looks like your stirrup is too long - your leg is almost straight and your body should stay over the center of the saddle, you are positioned over the pommel. Otherwise, you look great. Your shoulder is very open and your toes are in. Overall you look very balanced.
Your horse is adorable! I love free jumping, it really helps the horse learn how to jump correctly without a rider getting in the way. I would do lots of free jumping because he appeared awkward in the video - he had a cute tuck when the jumps got higher, and towards the end he was using his neck and back nicely. A couple more sessions I'm sure would help him out. But he's super cute! You two seem like a great team. [=
In the 2nd pic I was after taking a few falls so I was just getting back into things.
Lol yeah its class to watch and see how everyone else see's him jumping.
Yeah he's a bit off with his striding so next time I do it il put a placing pole just to help him out:)