Opinions of him?
My personal opinion is that he has about the worst two-point I've ever seen - or people just photograph his worst moments! In every picture I've seen, he practically lays on his horse, he's gripping with his knee, and his leg slides back...I know he's a professional, but how is he a professional with this position? I just can't fathom him getting away with that.
Then again, I've noticed a lot of riders "lose their position" over high jumps. Is this the norm? Or considered right? I've been thinking this for a long time but once I got my issue of In Stride and saw two pictures that looked like me my first year of showing, I had to say something!
I also noticed lots of other riders being "butt high" over large fences. Is that correct? I only jump about 2' 6" and just wanted to see what everyone thought.