Show Hunters Under Saddle : From Start to Finish
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. This comprehensive guide to training and showing horses in this discipline takes the reader from assessing the 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. 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. 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.
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 161 x 234.7 x 20.8mm | 521.64g
- 01 Aug 2003
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- The Lyons Press
- Guilford, United States
- b&w photographs
About Melissa Sexton
Melissa Sexton's horse show career began as a child riding Ponies of the Americas, and has since taken her to AQHA circuits, including prestigious events such as the All-American Quarter Horse Congress, the Arizona Sun Country Circuit, and the Canadian Nationals. An American Quarter Horse Association judge and trainer, she lives in Okanogan, Washington. Linda Bloom Layne has raised Paints, Appaloosas, and American Quarter Horses, many of which have gone on to compete at national and international levels. Her books include Fitting & Showing the Halter Horse and The Horse of Course Guide to Winning the Western Trail Class. Her magazine articles have appeared in Western Horseman, The American Quarter Horse Journal, Horse & Rider, The Appaloosa Journal, and The Paint Horse Journal. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where one of her favourite pastimes is riding on the beach.