Originally Posted by maura
Rude, uncalled for and not particularly helpful. Head on jumping shots are never useful for judging rider form; when I looked at the over fences photos linked to in the thread, I did not see anywhere near enough jumping ahead/leaning on the front end to explain the mare's form. What I did see was 1.) a horse with an upright shoulder, which makes it physically more difficult for the horse to lift it's forearm and 2.) a very petite rider compared to the size and bulk of the horse. I also noticed that the mare consistently hangs her left knee lower than the right, yet the rider doesn't appear to be leaning or weighting that side. Since the horse is overjumping with her body to compensate for the front end, she probably feels like she's jumping way bigger than she is and is hard to stick with.
Thank you everyone for your replies you have all been very helpful to me
So you think her conformation is affecting her a bit on the way she jumps?
Yes after looking through my other pictures at home she does hang her leg knee lower than the right.
Do you think that more work on the flat would also help as well as gridwork?
And just for more reference here is a video I am the last person in the video. From where it says me and Phoebe till the end