As for jumping I have seen some people have contact to the jump and then put their reins near the middle of the neck. Then I've seen people having contact the whole entire jump. Which one is correct for a beginner horse? And I am training for beginner novice so I would prefer to learn it the way that will be used then.
Also, when you are trotting/ cantering towards your jump do you go into two point, sit, or a "floating" half seat? And for whatever you do, could you tell why you prefer to do that?