Nope, and I wasn't saying you did. =] Not looking to argue or accuse whatsoever. Just trying
to say that the top riders generally still ride under someone, and do listen to their coaches. Saying that someone can do something incorrectly just because they're on top isn't a very good blanket statement, IMO, because doing something incorrectly is both dangerous to the horse and rider team, as well as sets a poor example. I also know that some riders move up the levels when they aren't ready; I'm sure we've all seen or heard of someone who tears around a jump course unsafely. Like eventerwannabe said, just because they do it doesn't mean everyone should.