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How to Fit a Noseband Correctly – 3 Tips for Fitting a Noseband

Fitting a noseband is easy. There are some important considerations when fitting your bridle and in particular – fitting your noseband. Follow these simple tips to get that perfect fit. Continue reading

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Horse Training Basic Riding School Movements to Include in Your Daily Horse Training

Back to basic horse training and riding school movements for the winter schooling months. Basic horse training riding school movements such as circles, turns and changes of rein. Find these 3 tips for horse training success. Continue reading

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What the Judge is Looking For – Knock Downs

A jump is considered to have been knocked down when the height of the jump is lowered by the horse or rider. Learn how a hunterjudge determines a score for a knock down. Continue reading

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What the Judge Is Looking For – Hunter Under Saddle

Senior Judge Laura Kelland-May reviews What the Judge is Looking For Hunter Under Saddle Continue reading

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Hunter Judge Goes Live!

Senior hunter judge discusses ‘what the judge is looking for’. Continue reading

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Show Ring Hunter – Why Getting the Correct Striding Is Important

If you are riding a show ring hunter or showing in the hunter jumpers then getting the correct strides between fences is important. Most horse shows have the strides between the fences set at 12 feet. This means that when you are cantering the number of canter strides between the fences will be a multiple of 12, PLUS the distance for a correct take off and landing. Continue reading

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Major Hunter Jumper Faults

Hunters are judged on their jumping style, manners and way of going in the competition ring. Usually judges score hunters on a percentage basis and assign horses a score that reflects the way the hunter round was presented in the ring.

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What the Judge is Looking For

There are many things a Hunter Judge has to consider when judging a hunter over fences class. Take for example the form of the horse over fences. We all strive to get our horses to round over their fences and … Continue reading

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Hunt Seat Equitation – What is the Correct Stirrup Length?

photo credit: renrut When riding in the Hunter Jumper ring or in a hunt seat equitation class it is important to present the best picture possible. This can be helped with the proper stirrup length. Remember that in the hunt … Continue reading

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Get the Judge’s Attention – Show Your Horse

HOw do I get the judges attention? This is another popular question! Get the judges attention by showing your horse to the judge. Make your entrance shine. If your horse has an excellent trot, show off your horse as soon … Continue reading

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