Originally Posted by gypsygirl
why does effective jumping exclude hunters ?
Hunters offer fairly easy courses with "prescribed" striding. It does not offer the complexity of the jumper courses. Jumpers uses difficult turns, off striding, jumps on sharply turning lines, water jumps that take very different striding, BIG jumps etc etc etc.
Hunters takes talent, however. The need to ride calm, courses with good tempo is very hard, too. They just offer different demands.
This is just my opinion.