Cha Ching's mom shot some video for me. The bad news? I still can't remember to consistently bend my elbows and shorten my reins. The good news? As soon as I do, I get a much softer horse. The video shows us as we're just beginning to work. As we got going, we did improve. What I love is how steady he looks. Even with me struggling to get that good contact, he just keeps on working while waiting for me to figure it out.
I do see a lot of good things happening in the video: my leg position has improved markedly, and I am finally sitting up straight. For so long I have fought that endurance seat which is more forward. Once I keep my elbows bent and learn to shorten my reins, we'll be ready to move up the levels.
Here are some clips from the first ten minutes or so. (Many thanks to Cha Ching's mom for the video and the much appreciated bits of advice!)