View Full Version : lightweight hunter is she too light? (hopefully this thread will work this time)
12th Jun 2007, 12:12 PM
she is less fat that this at the moment with more topline and altogether fitter looking.
too light for a hunter? what do you think.
also, any advice on working hunter re class format and individual show appreciated.
i've never done any hunter classes before.
12th Jun 2007, 02:18 PM
Too light of bone for ridden hunter (but enough for riding horse classes), but fine for working hunter classes.
WH - you go in one by one to jump a round of jumps (like show jumping), always go up to the judge and say good morning/afternoon before you start. Jump at a forward going pace, like you'd expect out hunting. Come back to halt at the end and salute before leaving.
The clears (and sometimes people with faults) go back for the usual showing class - walk, trot, canter and sometimes gallop all together. Then either the judge rides, or you do an individual show, which should show a bit of wak, a loop of trot, loop of canter then gallop (a good gallop is essential in a working hunter). You may have to take the saddle off to do an inhand run up after your show or judge ride.
keep the faith
12th Jun 2007, 04:01 PM
what is her bone measurement? she looks a bit light for a true lightweight hunter. have you any recent pics of her with the improved topline?
12th Jun 2007, 04:17 PM
i haven't measured her bone, but she doesn't have much - my 13.2hh NF Pony had more!
i'm always on my own when I'm with her so pics are limited. she looks more like this at the moment
sorry she was asleep and snoring at the time so not looking her best!
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12th Jun 2007, 08:57 PM
She looks like she'd pass for a lightweight hunter at local and agricultural shows. Her legs don't look too finely built. Or try putting her in for large riding horse. Either way she is gorgeous.:D
ooh and is that a crack in her front hoof? or just the way the hoof looks in the picture?
13th Jun 2007, 05:25 AM
cheers. crack in hoof. her feet are dreadful. that crack is 6 months on the way to growing out after a previous farrier messed up after changing his way of shoeing. my last farrier was a super star and now i'm in scotland i'm keeping in touch with him via email (may actually offer to pay for his flights to come and shoe her but i don't think he would.) i am worried that a change in farrier may cause that crack to track up to the coronet band and open again, but fingers crossed it won't.
i'll give lightweight hunter a go. i am toying with working hunter too, but i haven't jumped for months, so if i don't get a chance to practise before hand then i'll not. (show is in saturday lol!)
keep the faith
13th Jun 2007, 03:54 PM
Go for it. Have a few practises over fences beforehand. You've a whole two days before saturday. lol:D Good Luck and let us no how you get on.
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