This week's pic is of Alli Hawks and Valley View's lesson horse gelding Cooper. They are jumping through a gymnastic exercise at an evening group lesson at Equestrian Team Camp 2013.
Alli has a great two-point over these small crossrails. She is pressing her knuckles into Cooper's neck, halfway up, for a long crest release. Her eyes are up, looking ahead for the next jump. This is crucial in a gymnastic exercise because if the rider looks down, the horse is more likely to stop. She is using her thigh and knee against the saddle to help her base of support, and stretching her heels down. Looking good, Alli!