My friend filmed my lesson today, and what I most need to work on are a couple of bad habits I have jumping... I've heard my instructor mention these things, but seeing them on tape really reinforces it.
If you guys have any suggestions on what I can do to solve these bad habits (exercises, things to keep in mind, etc...) I'd really appreciate it:
-My leg is too far forward at the canter and when I jump. I need to get it underneath me more... on the flat it's too far underneath me, and I need to get it more forward, but cantering and jumping are the exact opposite.
-I haven't jumped real height in ages as I've been dealing with fear over jumping since I suffered an injury on a green horse awhile ago... now that I've gone from crossrails to 2'3"-2'6" (still not big I know, but better than x-rails
), my instructor says I sort of tip my pelvis forward and stand up over the jump rather than close my hip angle and stick my butt back
-My toe sticks out. My instructor says it's interesting because, unlike most people, I still have my knee on the saddle, but I bend my calf and toe out... I'm trying to get used to using the INSIDE of my calf rather than the OUTSIDE which I've been relying on for so long... that's been a habit I've dealt with for ages now.
Sorry this is so long, but I'm upset that these things are holding back... I feel like even though I've FINALLY gotten confident enough, now I feel like I'm back at square one with these petty problems.