Equine Training

Morgan Hunter Pleasure

Equine Training - Morgan Hunter Pleasure The Morgan Hunter Pleasure Horse should be a mild mannered individual capable of working on a light rein with only light contact with the bit. He should have ground covering gaits that are comfortable for horse and rider over extended periods of time. He should have impeccable manners and should clearly enjoy his work. The Morgan Hunter Pleasure Horse should demonstrate proper Morgan type and conformation. The Morgan may travel with his nose out slightly ahead of the vertical. A Morgan Hunter Pleasure Horse should not carry his head behind the vertical. The horse should give a ground-covering impression. Morgan Hunter Pleasure Horses should stand with all four legs perpendicular to the ground in the line-up and back readily.

The Morgan Hunter Pleasure Horse should be shown with hunter-style equipment, including forward or balance seat saddle, and snaffle, pelham, kimberwicke bits or full bridle (curb and snaffle). Mane and tail may be braided in traditional hunter style.

Reference: United States Equestrian Foundation.