Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Hunters is not "slow", you have just as much pace in the hunter ring as you do in the jumpers. I do both hunters and jumpers and have pretty much the same pace for each course. Hunters is supposed to look effortless, floaty and EASY...you must have a forward pace without the frantic look to make the striding (making it look "slower" than jumpers, as with jumpers you can look however you please as long as you get over the jump haha).
A "hunter horse" has every equal chance to succeed in the eventing world as a "jumper" does! My guy is a hunter through and through, yet he can gallop through a cross country course easily and has the floating movement for dressage. The horse has to enjoy their job too! If they only like to jump, dressage may not be their strong area and vise versa.
I see with Go however, a more dressage driven horse that looks so very uninterested in jumping. And not just because the jump is small, his whole deminor seems bored and would much rather be doing something else. I see a heck of a lot more potential in Lilly. :) jmo tho!
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