bad equitation

anonymous asked:

i don't know what to think about the lower leg debate. pinching with the knees, resting your upper body on the horse's neck, and looking down is disastrous, yet GP riders win like that?

So that’s a big deal that greatly affects the horse’s balance and the human’s balance. If we were talking about legs swinging a bit, every human ever would be guilty of it and it’s not a big deal. But these GP riders have messed up position that’s harmful to them and it’s really, really ridiculous for them not to work on their eq to make their riding better. I don’t think - and if I’m wrong, anyone can call me out - that GP riders with bad equitation can truly ride an effective jump round.