This was Chip’s first show doing hunters and equitation, also his first time in a pelham. We do jumpers and he’s a baby so he wasn’t quite sure about the flat classes! lol. He was NOT counter-cantering! haha. He did very well though for being a jumper and I was oh so proud of him. We of course did better in the eq classes, he is definitely not a hunter. He is a 4 year old Knabstrupper.
This was Chip’s first local show – just to get him in the ring. We did the Adult hunters, the Adult Eq, and the medal classes as well as the open hunter 3″. He is not by any means a hunter (We do jumpers) but he did very well over all for being 4. Flat classes he was a little confused by but we still did pretty well. This was also his first time wearing a Pelham!
This is my first time riding this horse. Her name is Ranger and she is four years old. Please judge horse and rider
Hi, I have a horse I show in training level, Dutch is a 10yr old QH. Dutch is a “go pony” I slow him down with my seat at the walk, trot and canter. When I am about to do the free walk and slowly feed the reins to him he takes the reins from me before my hands are on the buckle, how can I help dutch not do that. Also at the end of the free walk as I take up my reins he breaks into the trot, how can I stop this. and the last question I promise, Dutch has is favorite way to go which is the on the right lead he bends perfectly to the right but going to the left he is stuck even with leg pressure. Right now I ride him in a Happy Mouth Plain Mullen loose ring bit, he takes it perfectly, are there any other bits that would help with a go pony that doesnt like to bend on the left side. Thanks. Here is a picture of Dutch and I at a open show in 2012!!
This is Dejavu (DJ) and I.
Was bought in February 2012 from a track and was an outrider.
This is his first show in June 2012 in the itty bitty jumpers and now is jumping level zero and level one in the show ring!
Loves to jump and be fast!
Please judge equitation, and horse! Critiques would be helpful!
Please excuse my awful equitation!!
This is my horse Maximus. He’s a 15.2 AQHA 10 year old gelding. Before I started him, all his training was in reining, but all mine was in hunter/jumper! I tried the western way, but I just couldn’t catch on, so I decided it’s never too late to try him english! I got him in November and I’ve been riding him english since late January. I only started jumping him maybe 2 or 3 weeks ago, so it’s pretty new to him! So far I can pretty much tell he’s going to be a jumper! These photos are of him over the same jump different times. I’ve been trying to give him his whole head and I try to over extend over the jumps right now, so that he can figure out a good position for himself over the jump on his own, which explains my poor equitation. Please judge! You can even judge my position if you know of some good ideas to still look good when jumping a green horse! Thank you!
Hi! Please judge my eq and my horse please! The photo on the left was from our eq class and the one on the right was from our hunter class. Also, my horse tends to be less flexible going clockwise around the ring and resists tucking his head in. For hunters, do most judges prefer a more natural headset or the horse’s head tucked in? any advice/tips and tricks for bending and getting a horse to tuck his head would be greatly appreciated! thanks so much!
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This is my TB/Paint gelding and myself in our first dressage show. The video is of training level 2. Let me know what you see, thanks!
This is my 6 y/o OTTB mare. We will be showing in the Green Hunters (2’6″) on the local circuit this year and I wanted to get some opinions of her style. This is her free jumping 2’6″ in November. She has free jumped up to 3’3″ with room to spare. Do you think she could do the Derbys (our goal)? Anyone is welcome to comment. Thanks!