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post #1 of 8 Old 03-12-2009, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think she would do well in the hunter ring?

just wanted to see what other people thought sorry the pics aren't very good.
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-12-2009, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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so sorry I meant to put it in the critique forum......
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-13-2009, 12:20 AM
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are you talking about an undersaddle class? (based largely on your horse's movement) if so, it's very difficult to tell without a video... but i'm going to venture out and guess that she doesn't quite have the ideal movement. in the hunters the judges are looking for a long low floaty way of going with very little knee action. but just because she isn't an automatic hack winner doesn't mean that you shouldn't try and compete. if she goes around in a pleasant and obedient manner and the rest of the horses around you are on the same scale as yours, I'd say go for it. One of the horses I showed last year (and the horse I'm going to show this year) isn't the fanciest mover but we go in there anyways and have a blast!
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-13-2009, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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thanks! I was talking about undersaddle but we haven't quite made it to the pleasent obedient manner she loves being off the farm so I think it would be a good experience for her...we would also only be doing flat classes until she has a little (or alot more experience jumping ) I have only been to 2 show and I thought they were so much fun so hopefully Lucy will like them to...
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post #5 of 8 Old 03-13-2009, 04:02 PM
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Your horses head looks kind of high for hunters in some pics. Your horse needs to extend and push from the back end. You should post a video if possible

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post #6 of 8 Old 03-14-2009, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks I will try and do that soon ^.^
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-22-2009, 02:46 PM
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It's hard to tell without a video, but your horse doesn't seem to have the long and low movement judges want to see, and she carries her head pretty high.

If you get the chance, post a video. We can then judge your horse more accurately
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-23-2009, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I have been trying to get someone to come out and take a video but they are always busy when I have time to go :( so hopefully sometime next week I can get a video... or someone can take a video of the show I am doing on the 28th! so excited!!!!
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