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        06-24-2014, 01:01 PM
    New TWH gelding

    My father recently bought a 13 yr old TWH gelding. He is mild mannered and handsome. Just getting to know him.

    What would be the preferred disciplined for showing (open shows)--

    Western or Saddleseat?

    Thanks for your thoughts!
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        06-25-2014, 10:16 AM
    Green Broke
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        06-25-2014, 10:45 AM
    Preferred by whom?!?!?!

    If the rider likes Western better than other stuff (English, Saddleseat, etc.) then that's what they should do.

    Good luck with the horse!!!

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        06-25-2014, 01:04 PM
    Green Broke
    Lol. WESTERN!!!!!
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        06-25-2014, 03:35 PM
    Thanks for the replies!

    We are totally new to showing, so just trying to figure this out.

    Daughter would like to ride saddleseat but is this acceptable on TWH in an open show? Trainer says a gaited horse wont be judged fairly. Any thoughts? Thanks!
        06-25-2014, 05:01 PM
    When the judge calls for a trot or jog, the TWH just revs his big motor and goes, not quite what the judge asked for. But, give it a shot anyway. If it's English, go saddleseat. You may be lucky enough to get a judge with an open mind.
        06-25-2014, 05:14 PM
    Originally Posted by AustiTWH    
    Thanks for the replies!

    We are totally new to showing, so just trying to figure this out.

    Daughter would like to ride saddleseat but is this acceptable on TWH in an open show? Trainer says a gaited horse wont be judged fairly. Any thoughts? Thanks!
    Each show sanctioning body has its own rule book, This rule book lays down what the rider must know and do, Get the right book and you'll do OK.

        06-25-2014, 11:00 PM
    Thanks folks for the replies, Helpful info.

    Saddlebag, if riding saddleseat, would she post during the trot/jog??
        06-29-2014, 03:01 PM
    You won't be trotting, so don't post. If you put some ribbons in the mane, then even ignorant judges can see why you aren't trotting hence not posting.
        07-04-2014, 08:36 PM
    If its a OPEN show then it does not matter what you show it be it western or english. Most open shows with have classes that will state walk and favorite gait. Those are the classes I recommend. Also classes that state open Western or open english. Just means what ever horse your riding should be in western attire or english attire however in western attire or way of going usualy means the hosre should jog (slow trot) and not hard trot. Just compete in the clases that fit your match the closest. Open shows are just that OPEN to any breed or dicipline. Now if it states sanctioned TWH open show then its for registered TWH that show both Western or English and have classes to suit such. In Open shows the judge and what he or she likes is a crap shoot. Sometimes you never figure out what the Hell they like. In Open shows the judge may have never seen a TWH before or in some cases can't tell the difference between a goat and a horse. But they (open shows or fun shows) are usualy fun none the less and less stressful.

    In breed specific or sanctioned shows you can still get a Judge that is more wishy washy than a washing machine but more than likely they are better educated about the breed being represented.

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