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post #11 of 59 Old 11-11-2009, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Does it matter if they're hunters/jumpers? Isn't good leg position over a fence the same no matter the discipline?
That is a very good question...

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Ok, this is probably stupid but to Void - Does it matter if they're hunters/jumpers? Isn't good leg position over a fence the same no matter the discipline?
Yes...and no.

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.....
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Ahhh... makes sense. Kinda. You would think that you would be able to jump higher/better with a secure leg position.
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Yes...and no.

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.

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I feel it would matter to the performance of the horse. I understand with the hunter jumpers that your position REALLY REALLY matters, but even with show jumping I still feel it would be important to have a correct position for the comfort of the horse.

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Jumpers - It's all Speed and no faults, you could ride all willy-nilly and as long as you don't knock anything down and don't have speed faults you'll do well.

Hunters - It's judged on the horse, you can still ride willy-nilly, but you're horse has to have the correct lead, lead changes, no swaps, even pace, and jump in style.

Equitation - This is where rider form counts the most, if you ride poorly you won't place at all.

Equitation is important in all riding events because HOW you ride effects HOW your horse goes. Riding poorly will effect your horses balance and style. There are some truly amazing horses out there who are able to compensate for their rider's jumping ability, but most horses its very easy to see how poorly the rider rides, based on that horses way of going.
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Hunters - It's judged on the horse, you can still ride willy-nilly, but you're horse has to have the correct lead, lead changes, no swaps, even pace, and jump in style.
Wow. I learnt something new today, LOL. I always thought that hunters was the horse AND rider. Thanks. I will remember that now. = )

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Jumpers - It's all Speed and no faults, you could ride all willy-nilly and as long as you don't knock anything down and don't have speed faults you'll do well.

Hunters - It's judged on the horse, you can still ride willy-nilly, but you're horse has to have the correct lead, lead changes, no swaps, even pace, and jump in style.

Equitation - This is where rider form counts the most, if you ride poorly you won't place at all.

Equitation is important in all riding events because HOW you ride effects HOW your horse goes. Riding poorly will effect your horses balance and style. There are some truly amazing horses out there who are able to compensate for their rider's jumping ability, but most horses its very easy to see how poorly the rider rides, based on that horses way of going.
very well said and i agree

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confused.. i show @ hunter shows in eq. classes. so am i am eq. rider or hunter? Cause we definately ride hunters.. But show in the equatation divisions..

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I would say your an equitation rider

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