Simon Reynolds: the judge is not a crash test dummy [H&H VIP]

  • Let us not lose sight of what the ride judge is looking for. Particularly in the hunters and cobs, the ride judge is not there purely to assess the accuracy of the movements asked. The judge is there to get a “feel” of the horse. Is it ground-covering, bold, balanced and comfortable? Essentially, would I want to sit on this horse all day out hunting?