Originally Posted by SaratogaTB
Oh! Thanks for explaining. Are the crossrails at a trot or a canter?
So, if this is his first show and we are pointed at him being a hunter, is this a good place to start? There is also pleasure hunter.
That's something to ask your trainer. We have an 18 in division here where trotting is not penalized. So the kids who are learning can trot in and canter out of the lines. However, i've seen an 18 in division at rated shows where you were penalized for any kind of trotting, just like any other division would be.
This is a fantastic way to start your horse in the hunter ring! Something nice and easy, i'm assuming not a huge show. Your biggest priority is to let your horse go in the ring and have it be a positive experience for him. Good luck!