Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Tnavas, I think you will find you are wrong on this one. I live in the UK, I hunt, I currently show hunters!
Not all TB's are light weight, or built for racing. I personaly know of a nice 16.2hh failed race horse who you would easily mistake for a fairly hefty WB. She is currently doing Para dressage!
A HW hunter with 9 inches of bone would be irish bred normaly.
Point to points, yes the horses have to have hunted a certain amount of times but you will find that they are all TB's in any half decent race. I know because I have friends who own, breed and train point to pointers.
The H.I.S no longer exists it is now Sports horse breeding uk. The Hunter when the H.I.S existed was a TB if you where anyone of note then you rode a TB and nothing else! A farmer may have hunted a cob or something with cob blood but no one else. The modern hunter will often have other blood, normaly ISH blood in it. Infact the Ideal mix for the modern hunter in the UK is 7/8TB, 1/8th Irish!
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT