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post #121 of 170 Old 02-07-2012, 10:28 AM
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something like this ? Horse Terminology
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post #122 of 170 Old 02-17-2012, 09:13 AM
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lol I have a 3 yr old little boy, so I always say pee-pee
That's OK, my 3 yr old calls it his tail, LOL
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post #123 of 170 Old 02-17-2012, 09:22 AM
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Huntseat - think it's the seat commonly taken when hunting - similar to xc?? I could be wrong though..

On the vertical - When the horse's face is looked at in profile, it's at a 90 degree angle to the ground, hence the face appears vertical.

On the bit - trickier. Basically when the horse is working through it's body, and the contact with the bit (Depending on the quality of the rider's hands!!) is helping to recycle the energy from the hindquarters back through, so that the horse can power forward engaging it's hind end, and not just drag itself along.
That's my understanding of it anyway - have heard other definitions though.
Huntseat in the U.S. Is what we call english. It seems to be used more in the stock type breeds (i.e. QH, Paint, Apps, etc.) It's basically just a toned down version of dressage, and a lot of the skills are like jumping skills,just on the flat.

When I first started riding (a looong time ago, it was simply put to me: In a western horse you want to feel like you are taking your favorite recliner on a long trip, or you want to get somewhere as leisurely as possible. In a huntseat horse you want do look like you have a purpose, like you need to be somewhere now, and you want to look darn good getting there.
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Huntseat in the U.S. Is what we call english. It seems to be used more in the stock type breeds (i.e. QH, Paint, Apps, etc.) It's basically just a toned down version of dressage, and a lot of the skills are like jumping skills,just on the flat.
That may be an accurate description of hunt seat classes in breed shows, but hunt seat or hunter seat is a discipline of and into itself, governed by the USEF and the USHJA. It is based on the principles of sound cross country riding over fences, following hounds, but has evolved into a distinct show ring discipline. It is characterized by a forward way of going, a stirrup short enough to allow the rider to get out of the tack in two point position and light, passive contact.

The version that is practiced in breed shows has evolved into some different and distinct from actual hunt seat. If you do a Google image search Hunters on the flat, Hunters over fences or Hunter Seat Equitation, it will be immediately obvious which photos are from breed show hunters and which are from traditional hunters.

In short, the definition of "hunt seat" goes way, way beyond what happens in breed shows.
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That may be an accurate description of hunt seat classes in breed shows, but hunt seat or hunter seat is a discipline of and into itself, governed by the USEF and the USHJA. It is based on the principles of sound cross country riding over fences, following hounds, but has evolved into a distinct show ring discipline. It is characterized by a forward way of going, a stirrup short enough to allow the rider to get out of the tack in two point position and light, passive contact.

The version that is practiced in breed shows has evolved into some different and distinct from actual hunt seat. If you do a Google image search Hunters on the flat, Hunters over fences or Hunter Seat Equitation, it will be immediately obvious which photos are from breed show hunters and which are from traditional hunters.

In short, the definition of "hunt seat" goes way, way beyond what happens in breed shows.
I agree, and I hope I didn't offend anyone. And when you said "It is characterized by a forward way of going, a stirrup short enough to allow the rider to get out of the tack in two point position and light, passive contact." I was trying in my own weird way of saying that.

There's definitely more than one definition of huntseat, it just depends on the context. It's been my experience in the Midwest that it's more common to be called huntseat when stock type/TB types are involved, like at breed shows, open shows, and 4-H. Whereas english seems to refer to the breeds that have more "action". For example: At our county 4-H, when the kids sign up for huntseat pleasure classes, the horses tend to be judged more on length of stride/forward movement, and the horses tend to me more solidly built (if that's the best way to describe it), where the english pleasure classes they like to see the kids with the Morgans, newer type Arabs, etc. basically the ones that have more action and can be described as finer boned. Right or wrong, that's just what I've seen.

It's kind of like showmanship, I've seen it being judged strickly on the handler, or judged on the horse. Just depends on where you live, and what discipline you're involved in.
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No offense taken, busy, and your description is good and accurate, as well as that distinction about "English Pleasure" being for the high action movers.

I just didn't want anyone to think that's all there was to hunters.

It's funny, I moved on from my hunter background and my heart is really with eventers and jumpers (hence the avatar) but I still get touchy if I think someone is dissing the discipline!
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something like this ? Horse Terminology

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post #128 of 170 Old 02-26-2012, 06:19 PM
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Anyone have a good place to look up the various parts of the horse? (Especially feet- it's been awhile since I was around horses and I can't seem to find my Pasquini Anatomy text to look up the terms.)

Can't seem to find a good place that has all the information I need.

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I had to google to find out what ottb meant :)
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In regards to hooves, what is P3?

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