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 don't like the use of standing martingales but I highly encourage running martingales, especially with jumping and 3-day. Running martingales don't 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