Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Eastern Ontario
I've always been taught to sit the canter, unless I'm jumping and being instructed otherwise. Where I believe having good balance is beneficial, I am also a high supporter of learning to properly sit each gait. You won't be two pointing in a western or dressage saddle.
As far as my experience goes with jumping, I find it more depends on the horse when you go into your position. With my own horse, it has to be right before the jump, on another horse I used to ride it was just as he was taking off, and the horse I am riding now could really care less, she'd jump it even if you were hanging off her backwards.
Thank you for feeding us years of lies. Thank you for the wars you left us to fight. Thank you for the world you ruined overnight. But we'll be fine, yeah we'll be fine.