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post #11 of 21 Old 04-19-2012, 09:54 PM
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The key to wining at halter is to have the horse fit.

Sweat her neck and get a jowl band around her throat.

If the OP spent three months fitting the mare, she would have a different look altogether.

Then go to a tack store and try halters on her until one flatters her head.

Use mascara (water proof) and contrast to make her eyes look bigger.
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post #12 of 21 Old 04-19-2012, 10:27 PM
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At a small local show or 4-H may do something,but sadly isn't cut out for a halter horse.Definitely not a breed level showing, even with conditioning.Agree that training for showmanship would be a better way to go.
Showmanship can be Fun & great learning for both horse & exhibitor
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post #13 of 21 Old 04-19-2012, 10:42 PM
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Now, I can't judge whether she'd be good for halter, but I can tell you that I think just as a horse, although she's butt high, I love her!
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post #14 of 21 Old 04-19-2012, 10:44 PM
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It depends on the judge.
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The key to wining at halter is to have the horse fit.
I was at a rated show, my horse was not in show condition and he won the 2 year old jackpot futurity, champion and reserve?

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Use mascara (water proof) and contrast to make her eyes look bigger.
You can buy makeup for horses and you smudge around the eyes and nose.. can also do the black points if she has them, if she hasn't got grey skin and has pink use CLEAR makeup same with around the eyes.

To finish off, make sure you have a correctly fitting halter and with the forelock you can either do 2 bands or 3, I use two..



As pictured here.
Sorry about the copy write over it, I have to try and find my other photos of his forelock done.

Make sure whiskers are all shaved, ears and everything.

If you have a go at english type halter shows also would be good for your and her experience :)
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post #15 of 21 Old 04-19-2012, 11:11 PM
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sounds like you are asking about lower levels and more so to gain experience...in that case, go for it, absolutely no reason not to put her in the classes. They are cheap in 4H anyway!
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Presentation helps but if they don't have the conformation needed sorry no amount of spiffing up is going to change it especially when you get to higher level showing.
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It's 4-H. If your daughter wants to do halter, let her. There's no harm and it'll be a great experience for both horse and your daughter. If she doesn't place well, well, did she have fun? Then that's all that matters.

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Presentation helps but if they don't have the conformation needed sorry no amount of spiffing up is going to change it especially when you get to higher level showing.
I have seen it work. A fit horse and the right person leading it...
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I have seen it work. A fit horse and the right person leading it...
I have to say, when I see halter class pictures, I'm not impressed with the confo of a lot of the halter horses I see showing- most of the time, the only thing they have going is their beefy muscles. So I agree with you, Ripper, although I can't say I have experience with halter so my opinion isn't worth much.
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post #20 of 21 Old 04-24-2012, 12:49 PM
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Do you have papers on her pedigree?
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