Originally Posted by LynnF
The thing that jumps out most to me about your horse is he hangs his legs dangerously and also that his hind feet are not taking off from the ground evenly. I would set up low grids and get him working where he has to learn to pick up his feet. I love how he has his ears forward and a very willing look on his face.
I am having a bit more trouble seeing you in the pictures (tiny screen mixed with far away pictures is not so good). It looks to me like you have a bit of a chicken wing going on, keep your elbows tucked in and not out to the side also keeping your thumbs on top of your hands will help with this. You are looking up and over the jump which is awesome and your back looks nice and flat. Your release could use a bit of work as it looks pretty inconsistent. In one picture you have no release at all and the other looks like your reins are flapping. Pick a spot on your horse's neck and press your knuckles into the neck so that your release is the same every time.
Thanks for the reply! He's really still learning to pick up his feet and has had tons of progress, this was the first time he jumped something other than a cross or very low vertical so I let him do his own thing. I will definetly work on what you said, thanks for the advice as well ! (: