Originally Posted by MIEventer
In the long run, you want your horse to be able to find the distances himself.
True. But the person who depends on that and that alone will end up in the jump, esp. If the horse is green to jumping. How can you tell if something is wrong and prepare for it (or correct it) if you can't see the spot as well as your horse?
But certainly someone who is just learning to jump will be on a dependable horse that can find those distances until they get the feel for it.