So, I don't know why, but I'm really bad at judging strides to jumps lol. I often jump too far back, and it's just sloppy and I've fallen off a couple times because of it. I tend to be about one stride off, and I'm not quite sure how to fix this.. Poles help, but we don't use them all the time.
Also, I've never had this problem, but the past couple months my instructor has been telling me when I jump i'm "throwing myself" forward out of the saddle/standing up to high over the jumps . She tells me to just get in the position, and let the horse jump, and I'll naturally go over with the horse since the motion will "push" me out of the saddle. I try to do this, I relax, get in position, and I STILL seem to stand up over the jumps. Help??