My 17 year old daughter is getting back into riding after a 4 year break. She started riding at 5 and started out eventing. Long story but she wound up going to a hunter jumper barn for a few years. We have purchased her a training level horse. We board him at the barn where we bought him from. The horse is fabulous but has a tendency to leave long. The seller told us that he does that. The sellers other two horses also leave long. I was talking to the previous owner about the horse leaving long and mentioned my daughter was going back to square one in jumping by working with trot poles and also work with him going deeper to the fence. Here's the comment I'd like to get response about. The previous owner said "eventing horses aren't trained to find their own spot, that is up to the rider". My view is every horse that jumps should be trained to find a safe spot to the jump. I used to ride until I had 2 failed back surgeries so I haven't ridden in a while. I evented and did some hunter jumper stuff. I was taught that the horse and rider both need to be able to find their spot. Have things changed and event horses are no longer trained in this manor and it is totally up to the rider to put the horse in the right spot at every jump?
I am interested in people's response. Sorry for the babbling