Hunter or Jumper?

Discussion in 'The Carrot Stick' started by equusteacher, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. equusteacher

    equusteacher New Member

    9,196
    0
    0
     
  2. burgie

    burgie New Member

    2,387
    0
    0
    Hehehe

     

  3. darkhorse

    darkhorse New Member

    1,545
    0
    0
  4. Angien

    Angien New Member

    304
    0
    0
    thanks Darkhorse!
    That's what I was really really looking for!
     
  5. equusteacher

    equusteacher New Member

    9,196
    0
    0
  6. Angien

    Angien New Member

    304
    0
    0
    okay the equitation one really confuses me!
    Equitation is judged soley on the rider, correct?
     
  7. darkhorse

    darkhorse New Member

    1,545
    0
    0
    Equitation is judged on the rider's position, ability yo ride correctly, and their effectiveness. An equitation horse has a different jumping style than a hunter or jumper, too. They want the horses to jump flatter and smoothly as not to unseat a rider. Tightness with knees, etc., is less important.
    An equitation course can look similar to a jumper course, but generally is ridden to look more like a hunter course. They will ask the riders to do different "tests." They may have to trot a fence, or halt after a fence, etc.
    The top level of equitation competition for jr riders is the Maclay. If you google it, you will find tons of info and videos. It's a big deal for a rider to qualify and to win or place is even a bigger deal.
    There are adult equitation classes at shows, too.
    Don't know if this helps you, but this is my best explaination.