A dog that scents game, or is trained to the chase; a hunting dog.
A horse used in the chase; especially, a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting.
A horse specially trained for use on a hunt (i.e., fox hunt).
A horse trained, exhibited, or competing in the maintenance of an even hunter pace and good jumping style. Hunters are judged working natural obstacles such as hedges, stone walls, and board fences that are 1.0 - 1.5 m high. H08814. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.
In England, a type of horse, rather than a breed, suitable for being ridden to hounds. In the US, a well mannered, smooth gaited jumping horse shown in Hunter Under Saddle and Hunter Over Fences classes.
a horse who is used to foxhunt
Unlike jumpers, hunters are judged not only on their ability to negotiate obstacles but on the style in which they do so. They should display jumping ability, manners, style, and even pace and quality. They are generally thoroughbreds and should be representative of the type of horse that provides a safe and pleasant mount on a foxhound. Both working and conformation hunters are judged on their ability and performance. However, the confirmation hunter is also judged on its physical attributes and beauty. Green Hunters are inexperienced horses in their first or second year of showing. Pony hunters are 14.2 hands or smaller in size, and are judged by the same criteria as other hunters, junior hunters and children's hunters are judged in the same way but with particular restrictions depending on class specifications.
A horse particularly suited to fox hunting that shows a steady disposition along with good jumping ability and way of going; this term is never applied to the rider.
Horse trained for riding across country