I'm an eventer, and my gelding recently got hurt ans I wasn't able to ride him. i could ride other peoples' horses sometimes, but I couldn't ride consistently. Now, he's back in shape and we're back to jumping again (we jump like 3ft- 3ft3inches). But, I've noticed that my position, which, not to brag, was pretty good last summer, has picked up some bad habbits. At first, I thought it was b/c I'd lost the muscle during all that time off, but I really havn't b/c I've been consistently weight lifting, etc. at school for volleyball, and I still have all that muscle. And we've been jumping consistently for a few weeks, but I just can't seem to fix it!
Here are some of my problems:
1) my leg slips back a little over fences
2) I am kind of starting to "jump for him", so I perch on his neck, rather than holding myself over his center of gravity
3) I don't have the balance to even do a good crest release, even over some cross rails. When I try, I lose my balance and perch on his neck again.
Here's a picture of how my position USED to be (and don't have any of how it is now)
and now it's nowhere near that and I'm getting kind of frustrated.. :/
yes, I have an instructor that can help me, but i also think that other peoples' ideas are good as well, so any advice will be helpful! thanks