Use of the Crop/Stick
QUESTION: How do you penalize/reward a rider that has to use their crop during a round? Is this action judged differently in equitation vs. hunters?
While the carrying and use of crops is optional, their usage ranges from a slight tap to a significant “hit” behind the saddle. The issue of using the stick during a show performance is discussed among our judges.
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