Hunters is about form over fences and consistency. You want a steady, controlled ride. Speed will be penalized. Lead changes are important as is making the correct distance. (Strides between jumps.) And speaking of that, has anyone ever come up and told you guys, "Nice strides" in reference to your horses ability to make the distances? Someone said that to me the other day and it threw me.
Jumpers is about clearing fences. Form isn't supposed to be important, but of course it *is* important because sloppy knees makes for sloppy jumping. The goal is to clear jumps without knocking a pole. Depending on the table they're using, you might need to go fast in the first round...or not. But at some point you're going to need to hit the afterburners.
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