Originally Posted by sillybunny11486
If he's has jumped and been show as extensively as you say he should be tucking a whole lot better. No Grand Prix rider is going to push a horse higher if the horse doesn't have good form at lower level stuff.
A lot of horses will show good form on the lower stuff, go up to do the higher stuff, and then when they get back down they are super lazy about it. It looks to me he's being lazy about it and basically cantering over it. Also some horses that end up doing upper level jumpers don't feel like really cracking their backs and jumping it over small jumps. Even if they've never done higher stuff, its easy, why bother? You can hardly judge a horse who did upper level stuff on a 2ft jump, especially at 17hh.