Yes the photos look shocking, but as mot of you have admitted on the first page, you would never jump a fence like those in the photos.
IMO it takes one to judge one and I tend to side with Corporal. I have never jumped fences around 5' in height, especially not on such a horse and so I'm not in a position to judge the guy. And if international riding is all about "setting a good example" with your equitation then why the heck are most of the people at the top of the sport, at the top of the sport? Edward Gal has terrible lower leg position (because he is so tall he needs to ride with short stirrups), Charlotte D rides around with nearly straight elbows, etc.. and yet they are all great riders. It's about functional equitation, not what comes out of a textbook. If it works for the rider and the horse, then that's great. Of course we all must learn "textbook" equitation to get the functional bit in the beginning, but after that, it's what works for the horse and rider.
I admire the fact that he can be so loose over those fences.
They say money doesn't buy happiness -- well happiness doesn't buy horses!