Please do. I really think the horse you rode was an exception. A good hunter should have "cruise control" - once you set the pace in your opening circle, you shoudn't have to make a lot of adjustments. They can be an utter joy to ride.
This thread is about Quarter Horse breed shows, which are very, very big in the states, but very, very different from the regular hunters. None of the horses shown in this thread would do very well at a regular hunter competition. They're being judged by the QH/ Western Pleasure standard.