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        08-11-2010, 09:36 PM
      #71
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by EventingIsLovee    
    This is one of the reasons I hate watching hunters. They put no effort in what they do, just to make themselves look good. So me and all of my friends are all eventers and we hate seeing hunter jumpers. :/
    Well Bless you heart.
         
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        08-11-2010, 10:37 PM
      #72
    Trained
    ^^ wow that's very judgemental & completely wrong.....

    I start every event horse in hunters. Just because there are some riders who are like that does not mean most are. There are riders like that in every discipline...
         
        08-11-2010, 10:43 PM
      #73
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
    ^^ wow that's very judgemental & completely wrong.....

    I start every event horse in hunters. Just because there are some riders who are like that does not mean most are. There are riders like that in every discipline...
    Agreed. Some riders are like that, not all are. I'm a hunter/ jumper, I put so much effort in what I do, who are you to say something like that? Im sure people hate seeing eventers too, or any discipline as gypsygirl has said.
         
        08-12-2010, 03:31 PM
      #74
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by EventingIsLovee    
    This is one of the reasons I hate watching hunters. They put no effort in what they do, just to make themselves look good. So me and all of my friends are all eventers and we hate seeing hunter jumpers. :/

    My, aren't we uneducated about hunters.
         
        08-12-2010, 07:04 PM
      #75
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by upnover    
    my, aren't we uneducated about hunters.

    Hahaha, so very true...

    Our job in hunters is to make it look effortless. We have to train our horses that much harder so they listen to the slighest of cues. We have to make our horse look like they are the easiest thing on the planet to ride. Sorry we don't smack our horses all around our hunter course like an eventer so it makes it look like we're "doing something". We are that much more in-tune with our horse to make it listen to us with cues the untrained eye can't even see. To me, that's much more harder (and requires much more effort) than physically beating our horse over a log. If you haven't noticed, tons of hunter jumps look like something right off a cross country course. And do you see us beat our horses over a scary brush fence? I don't think soooooo.


    Ps. I'm not saying every event rider beats thier horses or thier horse isn't as well trained as hunter horses are. Just those who claim hunter riders do absolutely nothing and because you can physically see event riders "put effort into it", means they are doing wayyyy more than us. :]
         
        08-12-2010, 07:15 PM
      #76
    Trained
    Quote:
    If you haven't noticed, tons of hunter jumps look like something right off a cross country course.
    Really? Wow. I don't recall ever seeing a Hunter Round, every having to go over any form of a CC fence. Never seen a Hunter Horse/Rider team going over a Table Top, or a Ramp, Log Pile, Drop into water, a Helsinki, Irish Bank, a Chevron fence, and yadda, yadda, yadda, yadda, yadda.....interesting. Funny, because I board at a very large Hunter/Jumper barn with 40+ horses and boarders.....and I've never seen a "CC like fence" in neither of the 3 large outdoor arena's we have. Where this barn hosts and is very involed with the LMHJA from C to B levels.

    Lookit - this thread is about Form Over Fences, not how Princessy Hunters are or how Abusive Eventers are or whatever flippin' discipline is the better, because frankly, I don't give a rats ass.

    Lets get back on topic.
         
        08-13-2010, 12:21 AM
      #77
    Trained
    Weird because I've seen coops, brush fences, roll tops, etc in the hunter ring....

    Personally I event more than I show hunters & I know a lot more scary event riders who are loose in the tack. Hunters are great for learning really how to jump well, not just survive.
         
        08-13-2010, 03:13 PM
      #78
    Green Broke
    MIEventer--If you've never really been taught a crest/press release (whatever you want to call it) how can you tell what kind of release that you do? I prefer the GM look over fences and definitely can't get into perching position. Haha. But I am never sure what kind of release I am doing, other then giving one.
         
        08-13-2010, 03:20 PM
      #79
    Trained
    Hey Velvet!

    Well, I know that I am not digging my knuckles into my horses neck/crest, so I cannot be doing a Crest Release....but then I'm not really doing a "proper" Automatic either.

    Releases are my downfall, seriously. My last Eventing Coach used to tease me, saying that I have the "Typical Eventers" release......which is non existant :P

    I know that I don't need my hands to support my upper body when going over a fence, my lower body is pretty solid now where my lower leg can support my upper body...but I just never get the release. I think I have to solidify a few more points in my body before the release gets more "functional"

    I try to tell myself to do a "Crest Release" but by time I am actually going over the fence....whoop...I forget what I was saying, and I just ride the fence.

    Here's a very recent shot of my horse and I - I need more release.....but it is just not there...

         
        08-13-2010, 04:03 PM
      #80
    Green Broke
    Its so hard to remember what you did after the fence is over! So it is possible to have a mix of releases and not have a straight press/crest or straight automatic?

    I think you might find it interesting that there was a post on another site about how horrible the GM teachings were. I forget where it was, but I think I googled "crest release" and it came up.
         

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