Breed Show Hunters Under Saddle from Start to Finish by Melissa Sexton
Model Number: 9781585748334
One of the fastest-growing divisions of the breed horse show world is the Hunter Under Saddle, in which horses exhibit the athletic and comfortable gaits that characterize the ideal foxhunting mount.
Written by a well-known trainer and American Quarter Horse Association judge, Breed Show Hunters Under Saddle is a comprehensive guide to training and showing horses in this discipline. It takes the reader from assessing he potential of a young horse's conformation and movement, to training and exhibiting the animal in terms of what constitutes a ribbon-winning performance. The book also addresses the differences between these show hunters and those of the "English" hunter world, as well as such training considerations as re-schooling an older horse and techniques to deal with the strong Thoroughbred influence in many of today’s breed show horses.
Throughout the book, the author stresses the importance of giving horses a solid foundation that will benefit them not only in the Hunter Under Saddle division but elsewhere in the show arena, and as otherwise responsive and educated mounts.
Whether you ride a horse that shows exclusively in the Hunter Under Saddle division or one that also takes part in Western classes, this book should teach you everything you need to know to get to the winner's circle.