Originally Posted by sweetaspiexlove
Actually it's because he has such a large stride, that in order to not chip in or out, he needs to be pushed.
This statement makes no sense to me... How in the world does a big stride need a push to get a distance? There were some rushed lines and corners but overall I didn't think it was too fast. I've heard George Morris lecture on the need for hunters to be "bright" and forward, not half dead like you see so many warmbloods these days. If you look up a couple videos from pony finals, you can see the courses really are more forward.
It's hard to critique his jump since he's just stepping over them. Fairly square with his knees but he's really not trying at all. My main concern with be teaching this previous rider how to execute a lead change, he's definitely not going to get them the way she's asking.