Originally Posted by Void
First off Saddleseat would be for a gaited horse like a Saddlebred, NSH etc.
Road Hack is judged at the walk, trot, canter, hand gallop. You usually ride with a light contact and its judged mainly on performance but also on conformation, and manners.
The fact the class is Open means that you'll be competing against Juniors, Adult Amateurs and Trainers. As well as possible Green Horses and old campaigners.
sorry just had to say this but NSH's are not gaited, or at least I have never seen one gaited (i show the arab circut and there are tons of them there) lmao, and also, I have 2 and niether one of them are gaited.