Jumping Clinic Classics: Nearly Faultless
This is a picture of an almost perfect two point in George Morris' opinion.
The basic of a great two point starts with your lower leg. You need deep heels, should-hip-heel alignment, and a tight leg to match. Really, a two point is just closing your hip angle and pivoting. Your butt should be out of the saddle, and your crotch should still be relatively in it. Your hands should allow the horse movement over the jump. Ever seen how showmanship horses pivot? One backleg moves around the other leg and the other leg doesn't move. Think of the nonmoving leg as your crotch. The moving leg should be your butt. You don't want to pinch with your knees either. Your lower leg looks great! One thing I'm going to pick at though, you're coming out of your two point too early. See how the horses back legs aren't on the ground? You're restricting his movement by sitting too early. This is the reason why we two point, you're giving the horse the freedom to move over the jump. A jump should be a forward movement, so let your hands follow the horse as he jumps. Since you're still learning, when you two point, grab the mane and steady until you can learn to two point without doing that. http://www4.ncsu.edu/~masupple/hillb...critique10.jpg
See this girl's position? Her lower leg has slipped back, she's 'standing up', and and she's not really two pointing. http://www4.ncsu.edu/~masupple/hillb.../critique9.jpg
It appears the rider is pulling on the reins because she's off balance. It's just bleh all over.
Those are some pictures of what you definitely don't want to look like while you're 2 pointing XDD.
Your horse is a cutie and you guys look great together! :))