show hunter pony? - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Showing Horses > Horse Shows

show hunter pony?

This is a discussion on show hunter pony? within the Horse Shows forums, part of the Showing Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        01-07-2008, 02:13 AM
      #11
    Foal
    In a hunter pony you want something very laid back. They are ussually made for children, so you want something that is somewhat push button and that will take a child through a nice little course with ease. It should be brave over jumps and not the refusing type. It should be steady and mellow through the course. It should know how to preform lead changes over jumps and on the flat. It should be able to correctly stride out a line. It needs to have a nice jumping position, being nice and round with tucked feet. It should be a pretty mover for the hack classes and be relaxed and streched out with its nose poked out. As said before it is very important that the horse fits the rider's size.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        01-07-2008, 07:38 PM
      #12
    Foal
    At most recognized shows you can buy a training ticket which is your schooling over the fences.
         
        01-19-2008, 11:07 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    There aren't too many differences between a nice hunter horse or nice hunter pony. A hunter in general needs to be able to to move well (long low floaty movement) with a happy and obedient disposition with correct form over fences with a nice big stride. A competitive horse should be able to do it's lead changes and go down the lines straight and smoothly without hesitating at the fences. A pony is no different. Technically a pony should be able to compete in most classes that a horse will, but when you get to the A rated shows there are special divisions for just ponies. In some of those divisions you're going to need to "model" which is basically a look at the pony's confirmation, or "jog" after a jumping class, which is a trot in hand in a bridle but no saddle checking for soundness. So if you're looking to show in rated shows you need something that will model well. The sizes go as follows:
    Smalls: up to 12.2
    Mediums: 12.2-13.2
    Larges:13.2-14.2

    In the regular pony hunters they jump 2"3, 2"6, 3" respectively (this is different for the greens)
    Some people avoid the smaller horses of their sizes (like a 12.3 medium pony is sometimes nicknamed a 'small medium') because 'small medium' will generally have a harder time making it down the lines in the correct number of strides as say a 'large medium'. All sorts of great info can be found on www.usef.org under rules and governance.
    On top of all of the show details you of course want the same typical stuff: nice obedient friendly personality that a child should be able to ride safely etc.
         

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

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

    Log-in

    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



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0