Hunter/jumper friends, I need your help. Though I spend a lot of time hanging out at h/j shows for work, I’m thoroughly confused about a few things- help me out!
What is an “add back”? I kept hearing announcements about this and seeing it in the show program. What is it? Can you do it at any time? Only for certain classes?
Just how high are your field boots supposed to be? I had so many people come to try on boots and reject them because they weren’t high enough. And they were halfway up the back of the person’s knees! And the Spanish tops were into thigh territory!
For hunter derbies, do people wear pre-tied or traditional stock ties?
What’s the etiquette on courtesy circles? Do you make them at the beginning? At both the beginning and end? How large are they supposed to be?
Is braiding required? I saw horses totally unbraided, some with just their manes braided, and some with a braided mane and tail. Does it depend on the class you’re doing?
Help me out, y’all!