- Nice to see the video of Dancing Hero and also Casper as that girl has done so well with him to turn him from total idiot into a horse showing at that level
UK Working hunter classes are more about a horse that goes clear in a good forward going style and looks like a pleasure to ride than one that gets it foot perfect in the way of maybe a dressage test, over the years the courses do seem to have become tighter and that's making horses have to 'show jump' around which I'm not so keen on. The horses also have to perform an individual show on the flat, get unsaddled and run up in hand then inspected for conformation and ridden by the judge
I'm a bit confused about the hunter jumper thing - are these maybe just a US class because they do seem to exist here and are very popular
Is it maybe the difference in what we have in the UK between Ridden Hunters (not shown over jumps) and Working Hunters that are? They all have to look as if they'd do a days hunting though and I have to agree with Foxhunter
that the horses in many of the classes I've seen here that are called hunters look like they'd fall flat at the first mud patch.
This has to be something to do with the actual riding style being called 'hunt seat' I imagine and nothing to do with them actually being (fox) hunters