The hands close together is a German diffrence I think.. When you start riding they tell you your little fingers should be touching... Once you start really "riding" your hand go a bit more apart but still not als much as I've seen in america.
Thank you for pointing out the "hand-drifting-thing".. hadn't even noticed I do that!
I don't really see myself "poping" out of the sadle... I see myself going with my horse. But I'll try sitting even deeper. And my legs could go back a bit more... Thanks for pointig it out!
Haven't had a lesson all Winter cause my trainer hasn't had very much time. But now that show season has started I'll get more lessons...