Okay... so I have been very confused by this.
I DID see the article (think it was by MIEventer but I can't bet on it) about jumping positions. But I have seen so many people actually get on the horses necks while jumping and I personally think it looks unnatural. But everyone (the "advanced" teachers) seem to teach it! Like this:
(pic from merriwood ranch)
But I was thinking that this:
Maybe is better? I guess what is stumping me is that laying on their necks (expecially in a small jump) seems a bit... idk. :S I was hoping someone could give me info on these. I am currently practicing it while NOT laying on the neck:
What do you all think? Is there a right/wrong way? It seems to restrict movement in my experience with it. What do they look for in hunters? (If they even care) Thanks and sorry bout the black/white thing with the above pic:) ^^