Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
I like how you don't over-exaggerate your jumping, and how you seem very kind to the horse. I also like the horse from what is shown. Nice job! :)
I think you seem very unstable, though. It looks like you might be balancing off of your toes, which is a big no-no. You are sitting down a little early when jumping, which is another indicator that you aren't stable in your leg position. Shorten those stirrups a hole or two, first off. Also, think about really sinking into your heels. You want to feel your weight in your heels, and you should be posting from your legs. Think about using your whole leg to post and to get into two-point. Two-point laps work really well for this. Get into your two-point on the flat, and trot laps around the arena 2 or 3 times each direction. You'll feel it in your legs, but it's good for you! No-stirrup work also works very well.
Stabilize your hands as well. Think about keeping your elbows soft, and allowing your hands to stay in one position while the rest of your body moves in your posting.
Overall, you're doing very well! :)
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