The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May. 16, 2011
    Posts
    107

    Default Hunter flat classes--need help

    I'm building up confidence after a few nasty falls. Previously, I have shown in events, show jumping, and dressage. However, this weekend my trainer wants me to do a hunter under saddle class & hunt seat equitation class at a local play day just to get some low key miles on.

    I'm not a hunter & don't care about my placing but I don't want to do something that messes someone else up or embarrasses us.

    Any pointers?



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar. 30, 2013
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    121

    Default

    Just don't cut anyone off! If you're used to riding in an arena with others you should be fine here. Half seat canter in the HUS and full-seat canter in the EQ. Good luck, I hope you have a good show and your confidence returns soon!


    1 members found this post helpful.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep. 24, 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    979

    Default

    Do your best to avoid any traffic jams, and give yourself plenty of space so you don't get lost in the sea of horses. The quarter-line is where you'll want to show off your best in front of the judge. That being said, don't abuse the quarter-line either.



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar. 22, 2005
    Location
    Where it is perpetually winter
    Posts
    5,557

    Default

    Make sure you don't go in with any sort of martingale or boots on your horse.



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun. 29, 2008
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    2,223

    Default

    Breathe! And have fun.
    Proudly Owned By Sierra, 2003 APHA/ PtHA Mare


    1 members found this post helpful.

Similar Threads

  1. Proper headset for flat classes... Help!
    By JumpTheFence in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: Aug. 26, 2012, 01:37 AM
  2. WDYD? Big stride & Flat Classes
    By pryme_thyme in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Jun. 18, 2012, 04:32 PM
  3. are martingales allowed in flat hunter classes?
    By gallopinggal in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Jan. 7, 2012, 11:10 PM
  4. What classes can I show in if all I want to do is flat?
    By GrayCatFarm in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: Nov. 28, 2010, 12:13 PM
  5. Dealing with an irrational fear - flat classes
    By theroanypony in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Jul. 31, 2009, 09:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness