Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
Your eq on the flat looks good (apart from the hand issue which you've already noticed). Your horse could drop her head more into your hands and push more forward from her hind end - you can get that to happen if you pick your hands up, squeeze your shoulder blades together and keep a nice consistent contact as you push her forward. Lovely horse and I'm confident that if you just make a few slight adjustments she'll be going forward in a nice dressage frame :) If you want more of a hunter look, you want to have a slightly longer rein and really encourage her to stretch her neck.
She's a nice jumper too, in the first picture she's jumping a little flat (not terribly though), but she's got great knees!! Your position is pretty good in the first picture, but in the second picture you're getting a little ahead of her. Instead of thinking "lean forward", think of standing and then squatting down in the saddle (don't actually do that before the jump, that's just a good way to figure out the correct position) - try to bring your hips back further and your chest up a little more. Keep in mind those are all just small corrections, you guys look great! I really really like your horse and I think you guys have a lot of potential!