Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bunbury, Western Australia
I don't get this "hunter position" thing, a jumping position is a jumping position good or bad, it just seems to me that the eventers have different technique over xc jumps that are also used in the show jumping ring. I notice that eventers stay closer to the seat and not so far up the horses neck as other riders that jump, so they stay flatter and closer to the horse's centre of balance to stay on no matter what happens up to the jump, the xc jumps aren't so straight forward that you can say "there's the same perfect ground line like every other jump" that you can predict the horses style over the jump every time, yes it is the riders job to ride the horse correctly to the jump but sometimes there are changes in circumstances as you approach each jump. Show jumping/stadium/hunter jumping, there's no uniform way to jump, each horse and rider combination is different but as long as the basics are there and the rider isn't interfering with the horse and you live to tell the tale, then why all the debacle ??
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Last edited by corporate pride; 04-02-2010 at 10:53 PM.