I wish I had better pictures to share. My photographer has been promoted to my class and I have been promoted up and out. So saturday we rode in the same class. No photos unfortunately Starting next week I ride at a new time. We have a couple kinds of jumps at this stable. Bare with me on the lingo. Poles on the ground they hop over. Then there are cross rails that make a small X. Next are the cross rails with flowers to make horses jump a hair higher. Fourth are the "verticals" these are jumps that are 2 feet with one pole going horizontally across. After that it goes "straight line" basically a 2 ft "vertical" with taller flowers to make them go a little higher than 2ft. Then we have these double sets of 2.6" jumps. My instructor had me try out the "straight lines." I did 8 in total. 4 in each pattern. Doing the pattern twice. The first jump I tried it, I will admit, I was sooo concentrated on keeping my legs are the girth and not letting them budge back a centimeter I held my hands in two point too close, as stated in previous posts from the previous ride. It just slipped my mind even though I had read this article the night before as a refresher. She shouted out very kindly to me to move my hands up on his neck and then I instantly remembered this thread's post and each jump there after I made sure to keep my hands in front of my shoulders and open up my chest giving Quincy that release. One the first pattern, cantering jump number 3, Quincy took off early and caught me off guard, it didnt feel pretty and I'm sure it didnt look pretty either, however I maintained by balance, and got him straight, rounded the corner, and off to the final jump. She told me I did great and that some horses prefer one lead to another and when I finish jump 2 and approach jump 3 just to remember to make him use his left side more. She had me do it once more and it was perfect she said! She say next week I start with the straight line classes. So I'll have my photographer again, thank goodness.