Western Pleasure & Open Road Hack
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Showing Horses > Horse Shows

Western Pleasure & Open Road Hack

This is a discussion on Western Pleasure & Open Road Hack within the Horse Shows forums, part of the Showing Horses category
  • Equine road hack western
  • WESTERN PLEASURE ROAD HACK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-18-2012, 12:51 AM
  #1
Banned
Western Pleasure & Open Road Hack

Hey, so in a few weeks I am entering a small local show. I want to enter as many classes as I can for the fun of it. The only classes I have some questions about are Western Pleasure and Open Road Hack, because I am not as familiar with them. I am not overly worried because I know the class sizes will be very small. Probably only like 5 max in the road hack and maybe a few more in the WP class.
Western Pleasure:
Any general tips? I have the western jog down, working in my lope. How do most of you go from your usual lope/canter to a show ring ready WP lope?
Does it matter which hand I ride with? Dark jeans, a show shirt, black cowboy boots and a helmet, is this ok to wear? I just need any and all your tips! :) basically, just keep him slower, more collected and calm?

Road Hack: what is the definition of a hand gallop and strong trot? I basically know what a hand gallop is but is a strong trot just like an extended trot? Does my horse need to be braided? Any other tips?

Also, since it is a small show and I can't braid well yet, lol, do you think it is fine to leave his mane natural for hunter under saddle, equin and road hack?
Thanks
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-18-2012, 03:34 PM
  #2
Foal
I don't know about the WP but road hack is a favourite class of mine! A hand gallop is like an extension of the canter. It's faster than an extended canter but not a full-out gallop. A strong trot (may be called a road trot) isn't quite an extended trot, but more than a working trot. If it's just a small show you'll probably be OK without braids but I'd ask the show manager just in case.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    06-19-2012, 06:00 PM
  #3
Banned
Thanks!
     
    06-19-2012, 07:33 PM
  #4
Yearling
Get black jeans for WP and MAKE sure theyre long enough when you're in the saddle.Make sure you have a curb strap on your bridle.
Braid your hair if you can't tuck it under your helmet.
Hold your reins with your left hand, it's traditional.
     
    06-19-2012, 08:52 PM
  #5
Weanling
You don't need black jeans. Dark wash are fine and then you'll get more use out of them.
     
    06-25-2012, 12:35 PM
  #6
Banned
Happy to say I got 1st in Western Pleasure (out of 7) and 2nd in Road Hack! Yay :) I was disappointed they didn't call for hand gallop or strong trot, I practiced it with my instructor and was looking forward to it, lol :P
     
    06-25-2012, 09:48 PM
  #7
Foal
Out of curiosity, what breeds were at the show? Was it an open show?
     
    06-26-2012, 11:33 AM
  #8
Banned
Open show, however the majority of the horses were quarter horses.
     

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Road trot" in Road Hack classes? EquineCookies Horse Shows 2 05-11-2012 10:35 PM
judging hunter hack vs. pleasure MaryMary English Riding 6 08-09-2011 03:53 PM
Road hack test [show] Lonannuniel English Riding 2 08-05-2010 11:11 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:43 AM.


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