Yep. I've never been told to keep my leg at the girth, so I dunno where it came from. Actually, come to think of it...one of my former trainers never focused on my position at all - it was always what the horse was doing. I rode with her for probably 3 years and started jumping under her sooo...I guess this is what came of that, haha. [that also explains my issues over fences...it's only been in the past 2 years with my current trainer that I've learned a proper position/looking for distances].
It's also kind of funny that you guys mention that I ride more European vs. American because every single one of my trainers rode in the American style, haha. So I have no idea where I picked that up from
I know that Fry is probably not helping me fix my seat because he does have a tendency to stop and when he does, it's not pretty [all the refusals you saw in the video were mild, but he has gotten me off before] so I always tend to sit back in the hopes that I'll have an easier time staying on if he decides to stop/have another temper tantrum [if he gets really upset, he'll spin and has thrown a few bucks before. Nothing terrible, but it was enough to make me bail on him once]. BUT, he's teaching me loads too and he's really the only horse that I have available to ride right now soo...I'll just have to learn to not give in to my urge to sit so far back.