good hunter position is just plain good position no matter what discipline you do ! Not caring about having 'perfect hunter' position is not caring about you and your horses safety imo. If your position is poor, you are not functional period. You are also getting in your horses way.
Really? Hold up here - who's to say "hunter" position is the correct position?
As a matter of fact, many of the Fox Hunters I ride with, look like Ludger Beerbalm, or the Wittikars over fences, but that doesn't deplete the fact that they are exceptional riders and could probobly outride you and the majority on this forum.
On that note, I guess that means that many of the GB riders, and many of the majority of GP riders that we see, who don't have "perfect hunter form" over fences - must mean that they have their safety and their horses safety on the back burner eh?
Because see, people were jumping exceptionally well, eons before Hunters was even created - in form FAR FROM what we see in the Hunter Ring today.
Lets go back to the creation of Hunters - which is only found in North America *so what, all those riders in GB and other countries who don't ride Hunters...aren't jumping safe?* derived from Fox Hunting. Majority of Eventers, were Fox Hunters and from the Millitary.
So if you want to talk about what correct, safe form over fences is - lets go back to the 50's and look at riders who ruled the sport. They wern't Hunters, that's for ****ed sure.