Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Equitation is VERY important - regardless if you are doing a small x rail or a 4'0" fence - and you should be concerned with where your lower leg is, your seat is, your core is, your shoulders are and your hands etc, etc, etc.
You legs, should be stuck at that girth 100% of the time over fences. On approach, over, landing, depart.
You are not only aiding your form and solidity in your tack, but you are also aiding your horse and are remaining supportive as you should be.
You are NEVER ontop of your horse. You area ALWAYS around your horse. This is a team effort, if you don't do your job properly, how do you expect your horse to do his/hers? If you are out, how do you expect your horse not to be?