Originally Posted by Allison Finch
You are definitely improving. Even though this is not in the critique, you have taken the critiques well. So, I will offer this tidbit.
Although you have improved a lot, you are still sitting back too soon. You need to land more in your two point.
Your horse needs more impulsion, but not speed. If he was more "in front of your leg", he would be more balanced. He is quite heavy on the forehand which makes it difficult for him to shift weight back onto the haunch to thrust up and over the jump. His lack of balance allows him to land too heavy after the jump, causing the crossfire, stiffness....
He looks like a very good hunter prospect to me. His calmness to the jumps is a gift!
thank you very much! And yes balance is a MAJOR issue with him. We are trying to make him use his hind so he isnt so heavy on the forehand. And oh gracious no, it takes a nice warmup to get him not to race jumps! Actually in that video my trainer was telling me to sit and hold because he gets fast! And oh yes I have a hard time staying in my two point on landing because he is so heavy on the forehand and I feel bad for leaning forward on him, yet I know I have to fix it! Lol