Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
I have a pinto, and I also competed in the Hack Division with him this year. I think that sometimes they are "too noticeable" - being that they stand out; I found the judges always had their eye on my guy, so the slightest mistake was noticed right away. This was just my scenario, and it may go the complete opposite way for others.
Regardless, I had a blast doing the hack division this year, and mostly it was an opportunity for me as a green rider to get an understanding of the different gaits etc. as well as great training for my guy, as he had never done much on the flat at shows - so we basically used it as a learning experience. We ended up making it to Championships, where he placed 8th in the pleasure hack (out of 40 horses), so I was very happy with him!
"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle ~ Winston Churchill"