Originally Posted by Spyder
As already posted you will need to know just what circuit you are showing.
In true English HUS classes the head neck will never be below the withers. If you understand just where hunting horses came from and what they were used for throughout history no self respecting horse would travel like that over rough terrain or be able to jump fences in that position.
The western world has answered a call from their members that wanted to mimic what is done in the English world but they are set on having a low head carriage that is taken from the western pleasure. So by placing an English saddle on basically a western pleasure horse and moving it out a bit more and being judged by the SAME judges that judge western pleasure it is only natural you get little or no difference.
So you will have to decide where your horse fits. A video might help to see if you are on the right track.
Spyder hit the nail on the head.
The appy circuit they move just like they do on the QH circuit. All HUS classes do is put an English saddle on a WP horse and call it English.
Open shows it is kind of hit and miss what you get for judges. Most of the time they are stock breed judges so they will be looking for that WEnglish look.
If you are planning on taking her to the hunter/jumper world you need her to actually carry herself and not move on her front end.
What type of showing does the trainer you are using normally do?
PS, she is very pretty.