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Do you think she would do okay as a hunter?

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        05-05-2014, 08:29 PM
    Originally Posted by KWPNowner    
    She has more knee action and a higher carriage than is looked for in the hunter ring. Because of that, she wouldn't be the type I would look at for a high level hunter prospect.
    I used to show hunter and noticed the knee action too, even in the photos. I think in a Morgan show that would be fine but not so sure about other shows.
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        05-14-2014, 12:03 AM
    I had a saddlebred mare that was built just like her. We ended up selling her to my cousin who trained her from saddleseat to hunter and she looks and is doing great! She also jumps her over 3'6 courses and she has potential to go higher. I think your mare would be fine as a hunter :)
        06-19-2014, 01:14 PM
    Pretty mare! However I agree with some previous writers in that being a hunter may not be her calling, as they tend to carry their head lower and have a more "daisy cutter" movement. She would probably do ok in equitation, as those horses tend to sit more and carry their heads higher, but I feel she would perform very well in dressage!
        06-28-2014, 09:03 AM
    Coming from a Morgan show barn, I'd say she has great movement and carriage to be a Morgan hunter pleasure mare, especially at the Morgan shows. I don't know how well she'd do in HUS classes where they're looking for a different type, though. The last time I took a Morgan in HUS classes, I didn't even pin and the judge told me it was because of his frame and movement, so there's that.

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