I have yet another jumping question, very similar from my last.
Okay, so I have said in previous posts that I'm sitting back too early, not giving a big enough release, and my leg is not stable enough. Well, today, it proved this.
I was hacking, really focusing on bending and everything (my leg bouncing of course :roll:) and my trainer said, "Why don't you come jump this line" and I was like yeah of course, nothing better than jumping when not in a lesson. The line was a cross-rail, to a 2'9 oxer, to a vertical. It amazes me how over a 3'9 jump my leg is perfect, but lower it and make it a spread and jeez, my leg is going flying! My horse is a saint for bearing with me, but it seems like I'm always having problem with my legs. Sometimes it will be perfect, than I get taller and they're weak again. Also, my horse is gaining weight, which is good, but my trainer said it will take me a little bit for my legs to adjust. It just bothers me that I always have a loose leg and thigh.
So my question is: When jumping, or actually riding in general, how can I get my leg really still and stable? Exercise wise and just giving me something to imagine, that always helps Please don't suggest lunge line work, because although it is very helpful, there is no one that can lunge us. I have a lesson tomorrow or Thursday, so I'm really going to focus on this. Like I said, I need tips on how to get my leg stronger, and things I can think about or imagine while approaching a jump or riding around the ring. I really need some tips, so if you have them, feel free to share.
Thanks in adcance, I really appreciate it!