Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
You should sit between all your fences in the Stadium Jumping Phase.
Now on that note - it depends on how the rider rides - for example, I would rather see a rider who cannot sit properly on their horse back at the canter, be in a lighter seat so not to continuously hit their horses backs
But again - on that note, lightening your seat does not mean leaning ahead of the verticle riding on your crotch - it means allowing your heels and lower leg to take the brunt of your bodies weight, so that you can lightly lift your seat out of your tack, while remaining functional.
Anyways - when doing the stadium phase, you want to be sitting, tall upper body, carried hands, solid lower leg over your horses center of gravity, all the while supporting and encouraging your horse to the base of each fence so that they can do their jobs correctly.
Watch GP Jumpers - majority of them are NOT leaning forward and out of their tack between fences.