Originally Posted by Chiilaa
If your horse does not require a seat aid between two jumps, you are riding too much on your hands and heels. The seat should be far more important.
The whole point of the hunter discipline is to have a horse that is easy to jump on - one that doesn't constantly need its stride length or frame adjusted. If the horse has a good natural stride, then unless the course is purposely set to make an odd distance (which hunter courses normally aren't), the horse shouldn't need any seat aids while on course.