I'm pretty bored in lessons right now so I've been trying to work on an auto release...
(The lessons are groups for college's club so I have a couple of not-so-hot riders in my group, which means we can't do much. Hence, I'm bored.)
Anyone have any suggestions for how to release less? I am releasing too much. I would be dumped head-first onto the next jump if I grabbed the particular pony's mouth I first tried this on, which is not fun at all , so its kinda just carried over and over.
I'm thinking I need to stop worrying and fussing and just feel and remember that small jump=small release... but specifics would be appreciated also as I am basically teaching myself from what I read and watch from clinics/top riders showing.
My first attempt ever: Horse Videos :: Jumping Lesson 10/20 #1 video by kittycat1692 - Photobucket
And second, please no comments on the run-out I know what happened: http://s1037.photobucket.com/albums/...t=MVI_0855.mp4
I did not have any say I who I was to ride and I know this pony is WAY too small. I know I hunched the top of my back over, this happens only when I'm riding tiny horses/ponies.