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post #101 of 137 Old 07-29-2010, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj View Post
Why doesn't he still show halter?

My problem is how rarely you ever see horses multi-tasking from performance to halter at the SAME time. In the Arabian world, the National Champions OFTEN used to also be performance champions. Now, it's almost unheard of. Not that it DOESN'T happen, but I think it's absolutely ridiculous that we create a non-performance horse out of what is supposed to be the breed standard.

Back in the day, a good horse was a good horse, period. Now it's like a game of how completely different we can make them look from anything that resembles a performance animal.
we do still do halter, mostly for all around, and he does decent, though he cant beet the beefy ones. if i am right, i remember halter used to be the class where the ideal "overall" horse was shown=halter. then it changed, and some associations even made it a rule to have halter horses do atleast one performance class, but people took advantage of it and entered the least physical class they could. therfor-they said goodbye to that rule.

Originally Posted by draftrider View Post
Sorelhorse, he is a very nice looking horse. He has MUCH better conformation than most of the "halter" horses that we've seen that are not breed standard, and not conformationally correct.

I do think you should STILL show him in halter. He is a very nice looking boy and it is obvious that you take exceptional care of him. Yes he is beefy but he looks HEALTHY to me. =)
thankyou very much:) i actually have been showing him halter quite a bit, and he does well, until the fat ones come though i must say, more ,uscles doesnt always win.
i remember at paint worlds, i was watching a hlater mares class, and was amazed at how fat the mares were! it just seemed weird.

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post #102 of 137 Old 07-30-2010, 12:00 AM
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I didn't read all 11 pages.

I do like the horse WS posted, I think he's beautiful! I don't typically like QH's, but I do like him. His neck is a little thin, but I bet with proper work, his neck will muscle up and he'll lose the "fat" he has from being a halter baby. It certainly is nice to know that not ALL successful halter horses are nasty blobs of fat on sticks. o_O

What I absoultely cannot STAND though, is black hoof polish on white hooves. Drives me bonkers. Clear polish, folks, clear polish.

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post #103 of 137 Old 07-30-2010, 12:22 AM
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I prefer glitter polish.

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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post #104 of 137 Old 07-30-2010, 12:23 AM
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I can handle glitter. Twinkle toes!! =]

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I *did* read all 11 pages and have to agree with the majority. Those big fat muscly QH halter horses are mostly gross. Dont get me wrong...I like a big fat booty. Nico actually has a butt crack...thats how fat his is! But he also has the legs to back it up. AAAAND...his shoulder is as big as his butt. The video that draftrider posted...that horse was ALL booty. NO shoulder. I have to find my old pics of me and my QH doing halter. We never went far with it but when we did show, we almost always won. When he was dressed up and cleaned up...he sure does look like the breed standard, King. (his name was king, coincedently!) Instead, I will post my last horse, Nico. He has a tad of impressive in his lines but is N/N. He doesnt have the tiny feet either!

First pic...could someone please brush that horse!!!
Second pic...Someone feed him...hes starving!
Third pic...he can extend when he wants to!
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Halter horses are their own breed now. Halter used to be an additional class that performance horses entered, there were few horses specifically bred for halter.

Now- I own a "halter-bred" horse. No, he is not a national champion, but his parents were. In pasture condition, he is about as beefy as sorellhorse's guy. He has VERY jarrin gaits, and he is too structurally "stiff" to allow me to do performance classes with him. He is too posty/stiff for reining, and too long-bodied/stiff for cow work. He also doesn't have much sense bred into him, he's just a big dumbo. :) It's sad really, that he is purposely bred that way, and it reminds me so much of krazy kolor breeders.

The ideal QH to me would be the reining/cow horse look. I love the minds of those horses too (not that some halter-bred QHs dont enjoy good work). But my image of a QH is a cowy or agile and very versitile (sp?) breed.

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post #107 of 137 Old 07-30-2010, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by riccil0ve View Post
I can handle glitter. Twinkle toes!! =]
I am not ashamed to admit that every once in a while I use the rainbow glitter polish to put little hearts on my horse's butts.

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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post #108 of 137 Old 07-30-2010, 10:19 AM
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>>>> neck thin >>>> legs are too long>>>>> small head

I see several posts mentioning that the horse in the OP is too long legged, too short backed, fine necked... Not sure if you noticed, he is only 2 years old in the photos. He is going to grow into those legs a bit more. his body will get deeper and perhaps longer. His neck and head (and likely the rest of him) will mass up more as he matures. He is just a baby--Albeit a big tall very fit baby, LOL .

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post #109 of 137 Old 07-30-2010, 11:26 AM
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on page 9, the videos posted after I had- ICK! Why, why, why? Is that really attractive to someone?

To everything else- I agree that all this talk of beef makes me hungry, but that might be because I just woke up as well [and put up 600 bales of hay last night :P ]. I also agree with eastowest that the original horse will probably grow into himself a little bit more. He's awfully nice looking for a 2 year old though!
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post #110 of 137 Old 07-30-2010, 11:31 AM
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Honestly? I have to agree. That horse is put together amazingly, and exceptionally balanced-looking for a 2yo! THIS is more of what I'd like to see! He does look a little camped under, but that could be from the way he was standing or just from being a 2yo.
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