Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
In the hunters you are judged on it. In the jumpers as long as you clear the jumps no one cares if you are standing on your head while you do it.
Yes it matters. But.....
Quite wrong acctually, in hunters the horse is judged, so you could be standing on your head also. Equitation is where the rider is scored on position and way of handeling horse.