Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Why would Hunters be easier on the horse in compareson to Jumpers????? They are both ridden the same way, and if you are an educated rider - you should not ride any different from when you are in the Hunter Ring transferring to the Jumper.
You ride your lines, you ride rhythmically and at a smooth steady canter. You approach each fence the same.
Those who race in the Jumper Ring hully gully - don't belong there. They are not riding correctly and are making a mockery of the sport. I see this especially at lower levels. Just because the fences are small, you do not race and speed over the course.
There should be no difference on how you ride your horse, in the Hunter Ring to the Jumper Ring.
On that note, I would really focus on taking lessons. Start working on your form over fences and solidity - and then, your coach will beable to help you make your decision on what avenue to pursue.