Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
In equitation, the rider is judged, not the horse. The rider's position and how effectively they ride are important. The horse doesn't have to move or jump in the best style, but one who shows their rider off well is highly prized.
The Medal classes are the epitome of good riding, in many respects. Unlike lower equitation classes where over arched backs and non-existent seats are common, you can't fake good riding technique in these classes.