Yeah but i think martingales can really help for jumping and eventing, i mean when you see a grand prix rider come out with out a martingale it looks stupid, especially in eventing, you need that extra sometimes. I dont like the use of standing martingales but i highly encourage running martingales, especially with jumping and 3-day. Running martingales dont keep the head down but it keep that head from coming up to a certain point, that point being very extreme i.e. through head in the air.
Bandera 6 yo Hano x Canadian Crescent Star Eventing Team