I noticed two small distractions in otherwise solid performances.
First, you start out with you hands a little bit low, breaking the straight line from bit to mouth slightly downward. I only see it in your hunter circles, during your course your hand and arm come up to the appropriate level.
Second, your first trip had inconsistent pace/inconsistent spots. (Second go was much better.) Your pace was tentative to the first fence and got you to a weak spot; throught the rest of the course you tended to jump into the lines a little weak and then move up to the second fence. Again, second trip was better, but with an able horse and rider combo, I like to see a marching pace and *nailing* the first distance. Lots of riders start weak and pick up pace as the course goes on, nailing the first distance and holding a consistent, forward, rhythym all the through is a simple way to distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack.
I know this was a hunter class, but I do want to comment that your position in the air was lovely, with no jumping ahead or laying on the neck - rock solid, in the middle of the tack, with an appropriate fold to your hip.
Last edited by maura; 03-01-2011 at 07:11 PM.