Hunt Seat Equitation

Tests an amateur or youth’s ability to ride – not the performance of the horse. As in horsemanship, contestants work a predetermined pattern consisting of maneuvers such as changing gaits; travel in a figure-8 pattern; backing up as well as posting on correct diagonal and counter-cantering. Top riders return to be judged as they travel the perimeter of the arena performing gait changes at the judge’s discretion. Emphasis is placed on ability to sit correctly, hold the correct riding posture and control the horse on a precise pattern.

May 18, 2020 | News and Publications , English
The Certified Horsemanship Association illustrates the full seat, two-point, half seat and light seat in a horse-training video.
March 30, 2020 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
Building stamina, walking the pattern, reading the questions and drilling maneuvers are four ways to prepare for pattern classes.
March 27, 2020 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
An online horse show for pattern classes educates and entertains at the same time.
December 23, 2019 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
Take advice from top AQHA Professional Horsemen as they share ways to prepare for World Show patterns.
December 20, 2019 | News and Publications , Western Dressage
Riding squares is one of five basic exercises that will help you communicate with your horse no matter what discipline you ride.

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AQHA Pro Horsemen's Competitive Edge: Hunt Seat Equitation