European and American riding - the differences? - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding

European and American riding - the differences?

This is a discussion on European and American riding - the differences? within the English Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

    Like Tree3Likes

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        08-11-2011, 02:21 PM
    Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
    The jumps in hunter courses are designed to be easily negotiated and the striding very "prescribed". Also, the jumps are much lower, as a rule. The riders equitation is not as important as ensuring that the horse looks good. The horse is judged...not the rider. The horse is judged on manner, pace, way of going and jump form.
    I see so what is the difference between equitation and show jumping?

    (I should probably do some research )
    Sponsored Links
        08-11-2011, 06:01 PM
    Super Moderator
    In equitation, the rider is judged, not the horse. The rider's position and how effectively they ride are important. The horse doesn't have to move or jump in the best style, but one who shows their rider off well is highly prized.

    The Medal classes are the epitome of good riding, in many respects. Unlike lower equitation classes where over arched backs and non-existent seats are common, you can't fake good riding technique in these classes.
    catsandhorses likes this.

    american, english, european, principles

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    European vs US sizes kitten_Val Horse Tack and Equipment 10 06-25-2011 11:25 PM
    bareback riding and native american training techniques.. ? trampis Horse Training 6 10-04-2010 12:05 PM
    American system of foward riding jchunterjumper Jumping 7 07-01-2009 09:28 AM
    this european horse show....uhg! summerswave101 Horse Shows 4 01-04-2009 05:16 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:55 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0