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post #1 of 4 Old 11-06-2009, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hunter vs. dressage?

I'm trying to decide what discipline I want to do. I really like hunter and dressage. What do you guys prefer?
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-06-2009, 04:40 PM
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I rode Dressage for 2 years when I was 11 and moved on to learn to Jump because doing Show Jumping was what I wanted to do. I realized in the end that I loved Equitation and Hunters more then Jumpers. I still compete Jumpers sometimes but I'm defi eyeing those Hunter Derby's.

You really just need to go and take lessons and figure it out for yourself.
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they are really different styles. my trainer taught h/j and dressage. she said if you pick one stick with it. I didnt understand till after I rode in my dressage saddle, and took a bunch of dressage lessons. I did a hunter competition and I didnt place too well, because I was so used to riding a dressage seat in my dressage saddle I forgot to sit like a hunter. It takes me a little while to adjust back into my c/c saddle lol.

I prefer CT (combined training) I love eventing, but the xc scares me a little.
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-06-2009, 10:52 PM
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A good hunter trainer SHOULD incorporate a lot of dressage into your lessons. The question really is, do you want to jump?
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