Category Archives: Hunt seat/Sport horse

Equipment wanted

So I recently tripled my amount of horses, and instead of the usual case of too much equipment, I am now short on equipment. I’m guessing there are those around that have extra of the wrong stuff so maybe I can take some off your hands. What I am looking for (all for a smaller…

New Poll: Favorite Disciplines

With a blog title of “Above Level” I’ve often assumed this site would attract a primarily Saddle Seat audience.  I’ve honestly been a bit (pleasantly) surprised by the positive responses to Hunter and Western discussions, and I know we have some dressage and reining riders in our midst.  I’m very interested to see the results…

Polls are back!

What’s your opinion on “Park Hunters”?  If none of my options quite express how you feel, sound off here.

Pet Peeves

  I know I can’t be the only one with “pet peeves” about what they see in the show ring.  Most of mine are within the rules but just don’t seem right to me.  I wonder if others agree or have any thoughts.  In no particular order, but all I have seen recently in the…

Braiding at Nationals

Well, it’s right around the corner! Just wanted to let you all know that I will be braiding at Nationals. If you are interested in having your hunter looking it’s best, please let me know! bethany.towne@yahoo.com Thanks and see you there! :]

Vermont Morgan proofs

hey guys.      i was wondering if anyone knew where i could get show proofs from Vermont Morgan 2007. My mare won a class there before i bought her, and i would like to have those photos.

Hunters in Full Bridle

Ok, this was briefly mentioned in another thread and I’m curious what you guys think about this? I know there are some people who are not fans, and I can see why. I can’t imagine someone riding out on an actual hunt wearing one of these suckers. But, by the same token, is the show…

Colored Morgans

Ok, I know I could be opening up a can of worms here, but I’ve been wondering lately about the colored Morgans (as in the dilute colors, not necessarily the high white). There seems to be a “stigma” around them as being hunter/western horses, but the stigma also seems to hold true and I’m curious…

Lilac Thyme Stables

We offer a fun, safe environment for beginner through advanced riders.  Students may learn multiple disciplines including Huntseat, Saddleseat, Western, Showmanship and driving.  Summer camps, showing, birthday parties, scout badges, clinics and lots of family fun are all offered at our farm.  We have a variety of horses including stock horses, Morgans, Saddlebreds and Arabians. …

Hunt Morgan Showmanship

I moved my little morgan mare from saddleseat riding to huntseat riding.  I would like to switch her over to huntseat showmanship as well, but I’m not sure how its done.  How do morgans stand, do they stretch out or square up?  We mostly show open circuts and some 4-H shows because she is not…