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What is english pleasure?

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        10-25-2009, 08:03 PM
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        11-03-2009, 03:50 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by bubblegum    
    I have ridden english all my life and I have never heard of the term english pleasure, I know of dressage and show jumping, that's about all that goes on here and maybe the odd hack although I have never seen anyone around me going for a hack.
    Simplest way to explain it is it's a type of showing class, like a ridden hunter, or working hunter class, the judging is slightly different than at showing classes over here, they use slightly different tack - I think I'm right in saying that in America they use standing martingales in equitation classes, whereas you wouldn't here.


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    Originally Posted by bubblegum    
    great, ha still getting used to gait and stuff, its all different lingo on here so its taking me a while to understand it have to keep googling what ye mean. Ill get there but I truely never realised how many different types of english riding there was in america, and that they don't even do those classes in england or ireland
    There are showing classes in North America for the breeds that have 'extra' gaits beyond the usual walk, trot and canter - that you wouldn't see over here cos we don't have those breeds or ride like that
         
        11-08-2009, 10:04 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by BaliDoll    
    It's also known as Hunter Under Saddle....
    Ah ha, hunter under saddle equals english pleasure. I always wondered that, too. Thank you glad I read this.
         

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