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    07-27-2012, 05:51 PM
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Weanling
What is hacking ?

I know this sounds like a stupid question but what is hacking ? I googled it and to me it sounds like trail riding. So can anyone explain it to me better ?
     
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    07-27-2012, 05:59 PM
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Trained
It's just riding from here to there, kind of like jogging for exercise. I always think of "hacking" as going from A to get to B with an active working trot and a canter slow enough to cover ground for miles. I guess I relate it to "Hunter Hack", which is a Hunter class that shows off a reliable Hunter who can quickly and quietly take you over fences or across fields without fences. Hope this helps.
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    07-27-2012, 06:11 PM
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Trained
Most people use hacking to refer to trail riding or riding outside of an arena and around the property. You might say you went for a quick hack if you rode your horse around your farm or if you're going on a pleasure trail ride.
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    07-27-2012, 07:43 PM
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Weanling
Yes I'm starting to understand it ! Thanks for the comments ! I really appreciate it :)
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    07-27-2012, 10:16 PM
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Started
I have always assumed it's the "English" term for Trail riding. :) I don't hack unless I have a bad cold.. LOL
     
    07-27-2012, 11:13 PM
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Trained
In Australia it is also a class you can enter into in a show. You are judged on you horse's looks, turnout, their manners, how well they perform at all three gaits, and how well you ride them.
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    11-10-2012, 06:53 PM
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Weanling
This is where the ENGLISH can hold their own...LOL. 'Hacking' in the UK applies to taking your horse riding out and about...along roads, along bridleways, cantering across open fields, riding through forests. It is nothing to do with competition, just an informal ride. I think you can say that it is similar to 'trail riding' but we don't have 'trails' in England per se so we go everywhere!
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    11-10-2012, 07:16 PM
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Started
Shoot Bluebird, much of our "trail riding" is simply going out wherever and riding. Roads, pastures, woods, "trails". Just riding as you say. :)
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    11-10-2012, 08:53 PM
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Yearling
Hacking is just going out for an informal ride around the countryside/roads/trails - whatever meets your fancy - just for fun.
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    11-10-2012, 09:14 PM
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Weanling
At my barn we use it "incorrectly" to tell if we are just riding or if we are lessoning. Ie, I would say "I'm just going to hack on monday" meaning that my trainer doesn't have to work him or be there for a lesson. I know it's not really right (I always thought it was essentially an english trail/road ride) but it's become an easy way for us to get the point across. I'm not sure how other people differentiate between lessoning and just riding.

I'm a big fan of the real version of hacking. I didn't really have trails near me when I grew up (at least not ones that we were supposed to be on ) so I rode on the road a lot as well.
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