What does "hack out" penny-pinching?
I hear people say it all the time...but Im not so certain what it is.
Technically "hacking out" means to ride out in the initiate - in modern day this is largely called "trail riding".
However, many people own come to use it in many different ways. Here are a few other ways you may hear it:
Competitively a "hunter hack" class is a course where the entire group shows at the w/t/c collectively and then each rider does 2 jump. The 'flat' and 'over fences' portion each count for 50% of the final score. It is a hunter class so the horse is judge, but the judge is looking for the horse's ease of riding, correctness of movement and willingness to progress forward - not just the fanciest.
Many higher-end hunter barns refer to riding on the flat as "hacking". I tell many of my students at the closing stages of their lesson to go and "hack" (ride lightly on the flat) after their lessons or beforehand their class at a show.
I have even heard some individuals use the term "hacking" to replace "backing" which is the process of teaching a horse to accept the bridle, saddle and rider properly. While this seem to be less common I have hear it.
Many times you can interpret the meaning of it based on the context it is used in... If you are unsure simply ask the person! Most people in the horse world are exceedingly understanding and willing to take the time to explain this type of stuff! :)
Just riding out for fun or schooling but not in an arena.
In the case of us in the UK this commonly involves roadwork, crossings and Local Authority owned Bridleways ( as we don't have an awful lot of wide embark on space)
Very casual and informal - it can involve whatever you want it to, freshly wandering round at a walk or all paces near a jump or two thrown in. You can practice lateral work and transitions etc or just enjoy a natter with your mates. Totally freeform riding.
"Hacking out" basically means to go for a ride external of your arena; for those without access to acres of private land, it usually resources following roads, fields and bridle ways.
it is basically where you take your horse out of its usual place. e.g the stables and be in motion along the road, a bridle path, forests or a field possibly
you can walk trot canter and gallop depending what the ground is and you can hop if you are on a bridle path or forests, over logs and stuff like that
its more of a pleasure ride for both horse and rider and it is fun
hope i help
Hacking out means to ride your horse using various training skills near the aim of both traiing and exercising the horse.