Originally Posted by NordicJuniper
He gets a little full of himself while jumping and tends to try and take off after the jumps, which is why I only do an auto release.
the video shows you doing a crest release.
Have you been working on keeping your leg from slipping back? What I see is a leg that is now too far forward with your toe turned out and grabbing with your heel. There should be a vertical line from your hip down to your heel with contact through the INSIDE your thigh/knee/calf. Your leg wants to go forward and roll outward. I am very excited for you to be jumping higher because yes, it is a LOT of fun! But 3" is about the height where you need to have a very very secure position and a very accurate eye (which you might, your distances were fine). If you were my student I'd continue at 2"3-2"6 for a while longer (I know people who stay at this level for YEARS before moving up to 3ft). Not trying to rain on your parade, just offer a little friendly advice!
You have a cute horse with springs in his legs!