Originally Posted by VanillaBean
You are ducking, which is very bad! Don't lean so far forward, and stay a bit closer to the saddle.
I don't see her ducking. She seems quite centered. I could agree that she is higher than this small jump requires, but I don't mind it at all. Rather too far out than too close, IMO.
From the angle it looks like you could stand to shorten your stirrups a hole or so.
Oh, my....no. Stirrups are borderline too short for this height. That's why she is a bit above the saddle. Again, I ride jumpers and like her seat.
I am also seeing daylight under your knees, I don't like daylight under knees! I get yelled at for it, so...that means you are perching. Sink into your heels a bit more. |
Your horse is really cute!!
I LIKE that she is not grasping with her knees. Her legs are relaxed and have just the right contact in just the right place, the inside of the calf. As a result, her lower leg is great and she has a solid balance...hence great security. If you teacher is yelling at you she may be teaching you to pinch with your knees. That often onlocks the lower leg and allows the lower leg to slip way back. Now, THAT is bad. Perching? Not in my book. Her heels/ankles look good to me.
Are we looking at the same photo????