Are you supposed to hold on to it for the jump? I tried, but I couldn't steer before or after the jump and with my greenie- steering is important. She tends to rush sometimes and/or get on her forehand, so I tend to micro-manage her, which often ends in me forgetting to release. I only have this problem on her, not my other horse.
Would a neck strap be a good thing for me to use? How/when would I use it? Where on the neck does it go? I didn't want to make it too tight so it rested right in front of her withers. I couldn't reach it with out slouching or completely straightening my arms on the flat. Tell me anything you can think of about neck straps :)