I had an instructor tell me to stop worrying so much about how my horse was going.
Focust on being the best rider you can be for your horse so your hose can be the best he/she can be for you
It doesn't matter how high you jump or how difficult the move is, it's how you jump it and it's how you perform the move that makes you a rider, anyone can jump a high jump, but only a real rider will look good doing it.
Your momentum is their momentum. Don't sit like a sack of potatoes or you'll ride potatoes!
Hi Quin, one of the best piece of advice I've gotten from my trainer is to support what shows up, if it's a good distance, a bad distance, or really anything to make a decision and support it!
"No I'm not putting the jump down! I wouldn't be making you jump it if I didn't think you were able to do it" - advice I still follow many years later & advice she still gives me when I'm feeling nervous!