Talk:Field hunter

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This article is very short, I suggest a new article be created to incorporate field hunters and show hunters. Montanabw(talk) 03:46, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

I don't have a problem with that, although the two are pretty unrelated nowadays. I think it would be similar to combining show jumping and show hunters. But I think it would work if we used it as a brief history of the show hunter, then discussed how they began to diverge (for example, the use of open, outside courses, which grew into the more "showy" and specialized "perfect 8" courses we see today). Also, any ideas what to call it? Hunter horse? And should we discuss the "show hunters" of Britain, which are completely different from the American/Canadian form? Eventer 03:38, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

I am not sure the solution, but "Hunter (horse)" might be a start...I think I told you I found a stray stub someone started called "Hunter/Jumper" and merged it in. My main concern is that we have so many scattered articles that people can't find what they want. If we could do something like a core article on "Hunters" generall, then break off into Hunt Seat, American Show hunter, fox hunter, Irish/Britinsh hunters, etc...? Don't know, but just my thoughts. Montanabw(talk) 03:39, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

I've added a wee bit about British working hunters, and a link to the British hunter page, as over here they have no fear of incorporating a handy bank into the jumping course! Many working hunters (my own included) regularly do service in "proper" hunting too, so it seems only fair that they get their recognition! Katdib (talk) 15:16, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

I think that this article is more about the actual out-in-the-field fox hunting horses, so show stuff in general should be minimal, but what you added looks good to me. We need to make a sandbox somewhere and sort out all the classes and divisions in each country (and find an Aussie to help with their stuff). My humble opinion is that the hunter articles are a mess and need help overall...the only limit is time and energy! Montanabw(talk) 19:33, 18 December 2007 (UTC)