I'm kind of befuddled at the moment. Probably doesn't help that I've been struggling to keep my horses fit this year. Getting married complicates things when you're still trying to care for your blood family household too (In a good way, just busy)
How typical do you see Irish Draught's in Hunters? Fi isn't a flashy mover by any stretch, the mare would rather drag her hooves versus pick them up. The point she wears her toes flat for the farrier . Which reminded of the "flat knee" terminology I have often heard in Hunters.
When I think Hunter's I think of the petite breeds of horses along with the riders, but shows how much I know ;)
I originally bought Fiona to do lower level eventing on, but she needs exposure and truthfully... I want to show some. I miss it. Not a ribbon chaser, but I miss the atmosphere. Probably because I can share the same passion as a lot of the folks there. I board at an old racing barn with no other riders.
Do you think Fi and I would have a shot in Hunter's or should I just keep my nose pointed at the lower level eventing?
I understand she probably would excel in=Dressage, but I really don't want to focus on that. I want to do "some" jumping with her as well. I also understand that Dressage really develops a nice rounded horse... but I just don't want to go that route right now.
The question stirred after sitting in on a Pony Hunter Show and just wanting to get out there and showing again, getting the exposure she very much needs at the very least.