ratlover - in what way is Hunter not a sport? I'd love to hear your reasoning behind that.
HoofprintsintheSand - Aslo, keep in mind a hunter should be "long and low." The goal is to get around the course in the most efficient way of moving: long, ground covering strides, but relaxed, not rushed. The rider is usually in the half-seat position, which is hard to describe but it's basically a lighter seat but not a full jumping position.
Koomy56 - The striding depends on the division you're in. If you're doing modified hunters, you can add, but if you're doing schooling? You'll be docked major points.
Every ride, good or bad, teaches you something new.