Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gloomy Indianapolis
Actually, compared to other breeds it's very easy. They don't judge on the gaits at all, only their conformation. They need to stand patiently as square as possible(in RMH anyway, I know some breed associations want them parked out). You walk the horse out and take your place in line, squaring your horse. You want to stay out of the way so when the judge walks up step to the side so they can see the horse. You can't touch them during the class, you can speak to them, use the crop to tell them to move and of course the lead. You'd need to check the breed rules but for Rocky once a horse is 2 they have to wear a bridle in halter classes. Western or english, either one as long at it's leather. You need to dress to match the tack. You'll need to check on the bit too, some are illegal. I'd just go with a snaffle.