Looking for some helpful tips to boost your performance in the hunter show ring, perfect that flying change or produce a consistent, solid round at your next show? Maybe you’d like to find ways to improve your horse’s form over jumps or create the perfect hunter braids. Check out these articles specifically for hunter riders, written by some of the top professionals in the industry.
Make a strong first impression with this head-to-tail grooming guide for the show ring. Horse showing is a lot like NASCAR. Pre-competition primping starts the night before so that everyone is ready for the inevitable “hurry up and wait” of race day. Pit crews and drivers furiously work from a “war wagon” stocked with preferred tools and products for fine-tuning months and years of hard work.
This derby star teaches you how to master rollbacks, ace your hand gallop and finish your hunter derby round with flair.
In Part 1 of this two-part series, this derby star shows you how to improve your horse’s pace, track and balance by practicing parts of this unique course at home.
Patience is key when starting a young horse over fences, says top hunter trainers Havens Schatt and Fred Commissaire.
Are you gearing up for show season? Here are a few tips from some of our favorite experts to help you and your horse perform your best hunter rounds.
Get up close and personal with "Billy," one of John French's top hunters.