Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
Is there a reason you are in constant two point? I've never seen someone ride a whole course in two point...
I'm not very show-savy, so maybe that's how they want you to ride in HJ, and if that's the case, really work on solidifying your two-point. It looks like on more than one occasion in both videos that your bum is slamming into the saddle. Keep your two point relaxed and steady.
And I don't know if this is option for you, it depends on the equipment you have and the sanity of your horse... but I think if you try some "rein-less" riding you will be able to get your center of gravity where it should be, instead of holding on to his mane. I am glad you used his mane though, instead of bashing him in the mouth if you get unbalanced. =] So if you can, set up some small jumps along the rail with a "bumper" on the inside, tie your reins in a knot and jump with your hands on his neck, behind your back, above your head, out to the side, on your knees, etc. You don't need to jump rein-less at first, you can just trot around the arena first, sitting, posting, and in two-point. If he is sane at the canter, do it at the canter too.
Hope it helps!
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