A show hunter is not only judged on movement, but also on temperament and manners.
Thus, the show hunter should always be relaxed and calm, yet attentive to its rider. It should be responsive to invisible signals and look relatively easy to ride.
While the rider’s main job is to show off his horse, he/she can do much to present his horse favorably to the judges. The rider should show how easy and enjoyable his horse is to ride, demonstrating as little motion as possible.