I honestly hadn't given it a lot of thought, but...
It was brought to my attention that I've been taught a LOT of ways as the "correct" way to ride into and over a jump.
- A two point not so far off galloping position, fairly rigidly up and forward and out of the saddle, for the whole time on course. Only change is a crest release at and over the jump.
-A forward seat with a closed hip angle, but three-point contact. No release over the fence.
-A forward light seat with a closed hip angle, crest release over the fence.
-A moderate two point, but with the seat well clear of the saddle, with a release and the hip angle closing more over the fence as the horse comes up.
-Upright modified three-point into the base of the fence, folding and releasing simultaneously as the horse comes up.
Which one of these is correct?
It turns out the answer may be... Yes.