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post #1 of 14 Old 05-16-2010, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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hunters vs jumpers

Ok so I never knew there were two different classifications. I thought it was 'hunter jumper'. But I'm told since my horse has a roar I can't compete in one but I can the other. Well, I could compete in both but wouldn't place well in one because of his roar. Why should the way a horse breathes make a difference if the rider and horse work together and do the course well?
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post #2 of 14 Old 05-16-2010, 08:09 PM
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Because hunters have to be perfect. If one thing is off, you are definatly out. Jumpers are alot more acepting because all that matters is getting around the course quick and without any faults. How a horse looks or breathes doesn't matter to anyone. Hunters is looking perfect and flawless.

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That is what someone else told me too, I just don't get why they have to be like that?! I'll probably never compete in ANYTHING anyway but I'm insulted that my horse would be marked differently if I competed in hunters
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i would guess because you wouldnt want to take a horse with breathing problems fox hunting

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Hunters couldn't go out into a feild and hunt. It's totally changed from it's roots. most A circut hunters wouldn't last a second out on a hunt.

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hunters comes from judging horses on their suitability for the hunt field. rideability, scope, movement, etc. it is about judging the horse and poor conformation or medical issues are also looked at.

if you think that no hunters can actually go hunting, you are wrong. i know plently of horses that do.

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You CAN compete in hunters, but since roaring can affect a horse's ability to breathe it is considered an unsoundness, which is penalized but not forbidden. I knew a girl whose horse had a slight roar who showed in the hunters and did ok.
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Hunters couldn't go out into a feild and hunt. It's totally changed from it's roots. most A circut hunters wouldn't last a second out on a hunt.

That's a bit of an assuming statement to make... While yes, it has changed from it's roots, I know quite a few A circuit hunters who would do quite well on a hunt.
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That's why I said MOST. Hunters are suposed to be calm and easy, not fast and agile and on edge like most feild hunters are. I can see some doing it, but not many.

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That's why I said MOST. Hunters are suposed to be calm and easy, not fast and agile and on edge like most feild hunters are. I can see some doing it, but not many.

you didnt say most...you just said hunters..

field hunters should be calm and easy, have you ever ridden a horse in the field that was very on edge ? not the best ride. hunting is not only flat out galloping. when you stop you have to stay still and quiet.

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