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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov. 13, 2012

    Default Question about Sport Horse - Dressage vs Hunter type

    I was looking at a prize list, and the SHIH in divided into Dressage type and Hunter type. (I'm sorry if this has been asked and answered before...)

    How do I know what my horse is?

    Thanks ahead of time!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug. 25, 2012


    Are you talking about on the Arabian circuit?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec. 23, 2010
    United Kingdom


    Aside from the basic conformational differences (which may be less relevant if this is a breed-specific class), a dressage type will show a greater natural ability to carry its weight on its hindquarters and move in an uphill fashion.
    Proud COTH lurker since 2001.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar. 9, 2006


    Also, most shows that are offering these splits are allowing horses to cross enter.

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