Sound for the Season: Caring for your performance horse.

Preparing for the show season is an integral part of being a successful competitor, we have spoken about grooming. personal attire and western show events in previous articles, but in this article we wanted to touch on, how important preparation is in the art of keeping your horse physically and emotionally sound through the show … Continue reading Sound for the Season: Caring for your performance horse.

Western Showing on a Budget: A beginners guide

In an economy where everything is getting more and more expensive, it sometimes seems impossible to fit our hobbies into the budget. Even more so when it involves horses. Below are some tips that may help you enter the showing world in a more affordable way. THRIFT SHOPPING, POP SOME TAGS: Preparing for the upcoming … Continue reading Western Showing on a Budget: A beginners guide

Western Show Events Explained: HUNT SEAT EQUITATION

Hunt seat equitation is a class for the rider, it is judged on the riders ability to perform various manoeuvres in harmony with the horse. It is a pattern event, the pattern is provided by the judge and can include manoeuvres such as walk, Sit trot, extended trot, posting trot, canter, circles, figure of 8, … Continue reading Western Show Events Explained: HUNT SEAT EQUITATION

Western Show Events Explained: HUNTER UNDER SADDLE

In the previous blog post, we touched on the Ideal Hunter Horse . So this next paragraph may sound familiar. The ideal hunter horse should have a long, low ground covering stride. The movement should be easy, forward and flowing. The horse should look relaxed, obedient , bright and willing. Transitions should be responsive and … Continue reading Western Show Events Explained: HUNTER UNDER SADDLE

Western Show Events Explained: LUNGELINE

The lungeline class gives us the opportunity to show our yearlings and horses, that aren't yet shown undersaddle, in a performance setting. The class is intended to show, that the horses have the movement, manner/expression/attitude and conformation to be under saddle. The class is broken into two parts: Inspection , This takes place before the … Continue reading Western Show Events Explained: LUNGELINE