Originally Posted by jaydee
I don't get the whole US Hunter class either - you are not on your own Foxhunter!!! I've actually seen classes referred too as 'hunter jumper' so its easy to be confused
I was thrown by the fact that the OP posted video's of showjumpers but last year we watched a clinic for 'hunters over fences' where the trainer had them all sit down between the fences and push the horses over a set of jumps that they were previously knocking down and every horse then went clear.
As I've said, SOME riders will get in a two point for the whole course. Some riders will sit. It is useful to know how to do both, and neither is dangerous if done properly.
I'm not sure why it is so difficult to understand that show hunters and fox hunters in the US are different. Basketball and baseball are different but each use a ball.