Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: North Carolina, USA
For only riding English for a year I'd say that's really good(:
Here's what I noticed:
Your hands were sort of in your lap. You need to shorten your reins some and close your fingers. Try to create a straight line from your elbow to the bit. You'll get the hand of it pretty fast. I would say heels down a little more, but you said the stirrups were long so that's fine(: Just sit up a little straighter and try to follow with your elbows at the canter. Think of them as rubberbands following the horse's mouth. Granted, this shouldn't be some big theatrical motion, just a soft way of following the horse.
Overall it was quite nice(: Cute horse, too!