If your horse doesnt trot, then to actually show him huntseat, you just arent going to place. But you can ride him in the english saddle. I tried w/ my TWH once, but for balance I always had to throw my feet infront of the girth. My TWH does NOT trot. Some actually do trot, I've seen thems howin in the hunt ring and even jumped, there only issue was that they would break over to the gait on occassion and that would knock them down in placing. They don't all trot, it's not a natural gait for them. But if you just wanna ride in the english saddle. Go for it.... I prefer western w/ mine.