I've seen plenty of bloggers critque radomnly pulled video off the internet. I won't link them, because I'm not that interested in everyone commenting on "how terrible that video was" or "how painful it was to watch such horrid riding." But here's my thoughts...
How good does a beginner rider have to be to not get called "painful to watch"? I've seen some pro jumpers that give me nightmares, yanking on pony faces, toes down, laying on critter's neck. But, they're "professionals" and they win money, so nobody calls it bad. Sure, there's plenty to say about some horrid dressage training, but I'm focused on hunters & jumpers here.
Is it an "upload it at your own risk" world we live in? If I have video taken of me jumping x's this weekend, load them on the blog, and at times I sit back too quick and hit his mouth on pure accident, or if my toes point down or my leg swings back, or I over-ride the fence, will I get comments like that, too? Will somebody take my video, post it on their blog, and encourage a host of comments on "what a horrible ride this was."
Things that cross my mind.... Feel free to comment. I'll watch your responses before I catch or post any jumping video.