I want to ride Annie in hunters... like in 18" cross rail classes, as our first jump class at a show. I also want to just... do more hunters, because.. I'm not too big on the idea of galloping over jumps with MY dingbat of a horse, lol.
What are things I need to start teaching Annie [and myself!] to be successful in the hunter ring?
Also.. when I'm at a hunter/jumper schooling show, or even a rated show, and I'm just doing a w/t/c flat class.. for the canter, do I raise into half seat automatically, or should I wait for judges instruction to do so. Also, in a flat Eq class [and I guess in hunter hack eq classes too] is it rare for the judge to ask for no stirrups? Or is this done all the time..