AQHA people who show hunter hack and/or hunters!

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  1. Alouette

    Alouette Senior Member

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    So I have a three year old, out of Artful Investment, and she does HUS (that's her main thing), but she is learning western pleasure right now since she's slow legged and can do it.

    In the spring I plan on starting some h/j lessons, since I want to eventually show her in hunter hack (maybe working hunter) as well.

    So I was just wondering who shows hunter hack/working hunter on the AQHA circuit? Is that all you do? Or do you also do HUS, WP, etc.

    And pictures or something would be sweet.. lol, no one at my barn or really in my area does that stuff for AQHA, so i'm kinda alone =[
     






  2. HUS_WP_lovr

    HUS_WP_lovr Senior Member+

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    I will be no help as I havent ever shown Hunter Hack but I have a 3 y/o APHA HUS gelding that also will be doing WP. I plan on doing hunter hack with him as well as the all around events, HUS, huntseat eq, WP, HMS, SMS, halter, trail and even western riding/barrels lol.

    Everyone I know that does hunter hack does everything else too.

    Hunters however Im not sure if alot of them ever cross over western, alot stick with HUS, Hunter hacks, and hunters.

    When are you planning on starting her o/f?
     
  3. Alouette

    Alouette Senior Member

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    Yeah, i'll most likely stay local/open for working hunter stuff, but I definitely want to do hunter hack. I'm also doing the pattern stuff, HMS, SMS, and Eq. Some trail too lol.

    She's gone over a couple cross-rails here and there (like twice lol, really small). Mainly just ground poles. But i'm shooting for the spring to actually start some jumping, with a trainer too.
     
  4. AllAroundRdr

    AllAroundRdr Senior Member+

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    My coming 3 year old will most likely excell O/F *crosses fingers*

    I'm showing him next season in HUS and he'll start WP also later in the year. And then we'll introduce him to fences his early/mid 4 year old year.
    He's currently 16.2hh and will be 3 on April 15th.
    Sire's a WP horse and dam is an A Circuit Hunter (I didn't pick the breeding!)

    He'll hopefully be able to do HUS/HH/RWH.

    I've only had one horse who did decent in WP AND over fences (RWH)
    **I'll edit with more as soon as I get home**
     
  5. Alouette

    Alouette Senior Member

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    That's pretty cool though!

    My horse's sire is a true all-arounder... he excels in everything he does lol. His three strongest ones though are HUS, Hunter Hack, and Driving. He has a ton of WP, HMS, SMH, and Eq. points too.

    Her dam is strictly HUS, but she's done some hunter hack too.

    I guess I got lucky =P. My mare is really slow legged, but she has the forward motion and huge stride that makes her so good at the HUS stuff. And she's gonna be a good size for an all-arounder, she should mature to be about 16.1hh, a really big maybe for 16.2hh.
     
  6. taylor~paint08

    taylor~paint08 Senior Member

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    I have a 14yr old APHA mare that I do HUS, WP, Trail, Games, Halter, Showmanship, ok everything but jumping and dressage basically.
     
  7. MissLKcee

    MissLKcee Senior Member+

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    I'm actually thinking of showing my little pleasure horse (the 3yo gelding) in hunter hack. I do hunters for university and did in the past, so I'm up on it. I really don't see my little 15.2hh western pleasure gelding being all that talented in the hunter hack, but the fences are only like 2'3-2'6 and it's 2 fences so, no big deal. I wanna go for an AQHA versatility though, which requires points in 9 events, so HH could maybe be one of my "5 pointer" events because he'll only end up doing 6 events really well... (and a versatility award required 10 points in each of I believe like 5 events or something and then 5 points in each of 4 events... something along those lines)
     
  8. Alouette

    Alouette Senior Member

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    That's pretty cool. I need to pick a trainer though by the spring =P. I'm not sure who to go to though... I want to make sure the trainer knows that I show AQHA all-around stuff, and not A circuit h/j lol.
     
  9. MissLKcee

    MissLKcee Senior Member+

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    ^ hahah yea that's what I'm worried about too. Especially with like rupert... ahahah my trainer is SOOO pleasure that he'd die if he found out rupert was at like a h/j barn :p
    I'm boarding him near my university, and I thought I may as well board him where I'm taking hunter lessons for the eq. team and then have my coach there help me out teaching him... then I was like oh god no that would be messy, because they would want me to be in his face really collected, a bit more speed, etc... they just wouldn't understand how he's trained. And I mean of course if I'm showing him any english I'll have contact with his face, you can't show hunt seat on a drape, but hahaha not quite what my h/j coach would call contact :p

    It's like impossible to find AQHA hunter people, around here at least... and sounds like it is there too. Ahh well, I'm gonna play around with some cross rails and stuff myself and see how it goes, I'm sure he'll end up being able to jump 2'3-2'6 even if he is a little pleasure horse, most can naturally at least jump that high.
     
  10. AllAroundRdr

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    I think the key to finding a trainer is finding one who understands AQHA differences. It also helps if you (the rider) are hands on in the training and know what's accepted by AQHA and what isn't.

    When I was showing HH & RWH I was working for/training with an A Circuit trainer.
    The main difference IMO is how your horse moves (including frame/headset) on the rail. As far as over fences, there's not a tremendous difference on your approach to a fence, position over, landing, etc.
     






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