Hey, I usually do hunters and jumper shows, but I'm looking to get into eventing and cross country. I am new to the whole cross country thing, so I have some questions. I was wondering about in all of the pictures I've seen, the riders are hanging on the horses mouth coming off of the jump. Isn't that to keep the horse from falling onto their face after the jump? I was just wondering though, is there a specific way that you are supposed to do it? Or do you just like really hold back coming off of the jump without like jerking on their mouth? (Is it just a steady grip?) Thanks!