Hey I was just wondering what the difference between saddle seat and hunt seat are. I know that the clothing and the equiptment are different, but what is the difference in how they are ridden. Thank you.
Not necessarily true. While some gaited breeds do ride under saddleseat tack, many trotting breeds do saddleseat on a large scale, such as Morgans, Saddlebreds, Friesians, Arabians, National Show Horses, Dutch Harness Horses, Hackneys, etc.saddle seat is for gaited hotse. They ride with a long sturp. They do not post.
I personally have never shown a gaited saddleseat horse, so I'm not sure. If you're showing in breed shows, they'll probably have class lists on specific show websites. If you're showing at open shows, many of them just have an 'english pleasure' class, which encompasses all english seats, be it hunt, dressage tack, or saddleseat, so I would guess you'd show in that? But don't take my word for it! As I said, I don't do gaited horses and have no experience with them.Thank you all a ton. aneternalflame, thank you so much. That post was very helpful. The horse that I am would be showing is a Paso Fino. Are there special divisions/classes for Paso Finos?
I used to show gaited horses saddleseat, but now show arabians saddleseat...Thank you all a ton. aneternalflame, thank you so much. That post was very helpful. The horse that I am would be showing is a Paso Fino. Are there special divisions/classes for Paso Finos?