I have a 5 year old TB mare who I event. We have recently moved up to the novice level and she's been doing great. One thing I've noticed is that she doesn't square up her knees most of the time. She jumps with her legs underneath her body. It's not a problem now, but it looks like it could be a problem in the future. How should I fix this? Is it really a problem? She likes to get deep into the fence and I also have a bad habit of burrying her in the jump- could this cause our problem?
She also drops her right shoulder over most jumps. I just got my new jumping saddle last week and it actually fits. The old one was pinching her right shoulder and I thought that was causing the problem. She still drops that shoulder sometimes in the new saddle though. I thought it might be a strength problem, but I don't know how to correct it.
I will attach pictures of these problems...
Sunny knees 1.jpg
Sunny Knees 2.jpg
sunny knees 4.jpg
Sometimes she has square knees...
Sunny knees 3.jpg
I don't have many other pictures that I can post on this forum (they all have my friend's watermark), but here is the video from my last show:
And if you feel like sifting through this video, she is the chestnut:
The pictures were taken today with my new saddle and the videos are with the old saddle. How do I improve her jump (I think it's mostly going to be how I need to fix myself.) Thanks! :)