Hunter Class Help?

       The Horse Forum > Showing Horses > Horse Showmanship

Hunter Class Help?

This is a discussion on Hunter Class Help? within the Horse Showmanship forums, part of the Showing Horses category
  • Are appaloosa acceptable hunter

LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-03-2012, 01:42 PM
Hunter Class Help?

I'm getting back into hunter/jumper and I have an Appaloosa and a Missouri Fox Trotter I'm planning to show. I have never really showed in a hunter show and was wondering about some things.

1. How should I groom? I don't want to clip to the extreme, just maybe trim the fetlocks a bit and the outsides of the ears maybe. I want to keep my Fox Trotter's mane long, so is a running braid acceptable? Or could I just not braid at all? Someone I knew at my old barn had a horse with a long mane that she showed in hunter, but I don't know what would be acceptable.

2. Is it okay to use a forward, jump-style all purpose saddle? I used to ride in a VERY close contact saddle, but now I have an older Courbette Husar that I ride in.

3. Also, is it okay that some of my tack is a shade darker than the rest?

Thank you in advance!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hunter Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle - what's the difference? EquineCookies Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation 10 07-16-2012 09:42 AM
First time in a Hunter Hack class- tips? horseluver2435 Jumping 1 06-29-2011 04:15 PM
Grooming for Hunter class? Indigosblue Horse Shows 8 06-25-2011 09:22 PM
hunter/english class question bloodhoundmom28 English Riding 40 10-20-2009 08:34 PM
Hunter Safety class morganshow11 General Off Topic Discussion 33 08-01-2009 08:00 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0