smrobs, thank you :) She gets ridden on a pretty loose rein, so with the western saddle moving me back I'm sure I bumped her in the mouth a few times...oops! lol. I think I thought that my hands were in the correct position since they felt like it, but yeah I can definitely see what you mean!
As for her knee,she ran through a fence back in september and tore her knee open, had it sutured, got it infected, blew open, almost got put down, had surgery, and after 8 months, all of that and splints, etc she's allowed to be ridden again!!
SallyRC123, thank you! The barn that you see is actually not as nice as youmight think...we are leaving there in 2 weeks. I was tired of coming to clean her stall and find her without food, water, etc for the whole day because their 14 yr old daughter was more interested in boys then helping...and the owners werent taking responsibility. I was the only boarder left.