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.

January 25, 2021 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
Look the part of the confident equestrian with advice from AQHA Professional Horsewoman Gretchen Mathes.
January 25, 2021 | News and Publications , Hunter Under Saddle
Troubleshoot common problems, learn how to use your aids correctly and try these exercises to improve downward transitions.
December 15, 2020 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
These riding lessons are both temporary and permanent for those who want to be horsemen, not just riders.
November 12, 2020 | Showing , Horsemanship
Develop a secure seat, strong legs and incredible rhythm with these equestrian exercises.
August 17, 2020 | News and Publications , Get Started with Horses
Here are exercises to ensure you always pick up the correct lead at the canter.

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AQHA Pro Horsemen's Competitive Edge: Hunt Seat Equitation