Questions about competition from a non-horse person!
I am just your average college student who, admittedly, does not know anything about horses and does not ride. But within the past few years, I have reconnected with some friends who are avid riders (actually, as of the posting of this thread, I am watching the live stream of the PA National Horse Show bc I know a few folks who are competing in the medal finals tomorrow).
I have a couple of questions about judging and competition (and please forgive me if my terminology is just dead wrong ) :
1. Are there deductions if a horse clips a jump but does not dislodge the bar (or bars)?
2. To riders watching other riders, is it obvious when someone has a near-perfect or immaculate round?
Thank you very much! Hopefully I can learn a bit during my time on these forums!