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Ask @tesscarmichael : As a young top English rider, can you see differences between you and american ones (in terms of view of the sport for example)?

Ask @tesscarmichael : As a young top English rider, can you see differences between you and american ones (in terms of view of the sport for example)?
Hi Melinda

I think a lot of American riders have a distinctive style; they seem to let the horses travel a bit more and sit in more of a forward seat. They are very very fast and competitive!!

Personally I’m not that brave to be so forward between fences and to let the horses run! I’m better on a short turn back – which they are also very good at!

I think style is very individual but you are influenced a lot by the people you train around.

Thanks for your question!
Tess ☺