Originally Posted by PBritton2U
Eta: we're SUPPOSED to be going more level at breed shows these days, but we're not there yet. Bah! :(
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I guess I should have typed it. But yes. The rules at breed shows say the poll should not be below the withers. The example horse is showing what was, not what is supposed to be now. (Though I was at an open show and the judge placed them such that the more down hill they were the higher their placing. She was obviously a lover of the true peanut roller look.)
As we discussed in another thread, calling English under saddle classes at breed shows Hunter under saddle is kind of confusing. A horse moving across a field would fall on its nose moving that down hill and on its front end.