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.
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
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