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post #1 of 25 Old 09-25-2010, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Which halter stance is more flattering to her conformation?

In a breed show she would be parked out, but I'm showing in an APHA/PtHA show where I'm going to be about the only non-Paint in the arena... so I have a choice between parking her out and squaring her up. So I'm going to do whichever is more flattering...









One thing I have a problem with is her tail. I cut it so it would grow back nicer, and at the moment it stops at an awkward place at her hocks... making her hind legs look funky at first glance. Am I imagining that?

What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 25 Old 09-25-2010, 11:56 PM
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Squared up, hands down.
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Squared... to me it just doesn't look right for a stock horse to be parked out.

"And somewhere in the northwoods darkness a creature walks upright. And the best advice you may ever get is: Don't go out at night..."
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Except that's she's not a stock horse, she's a Fox Trotter.

I think she looks better squared up, BUT, you don't want the judge to judge her as a stock horse, so if you think the judge may not know what breed she is (do they have that info. in front of them?) then I might choose to park her out so she won't be confused with the stock horses. Especially since she has the lovely blue eyes and they may think she is a Paint.
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huh, you didn't say what she was, and I saw APHA/PtHA and assumed she had some stock in her. Sorry, I'm tired, it's been a long day.

If that's what her breed is than I'd park her out.

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Squared... to me it just doesn't look right for a stock horse to be parked out.
She isn't a stock horse, haha. She's gaited. I have to park her out at breed shows.



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Except that's she's not a stock horse, she's a Fox Trotter.

I think she looks better squared up, BUT, you don't want the judge to judge her as a stock horse, so if you think the judge may not know what breed she is (do they have that info. in front of them?) then I might choose to park her out so she won't be confused with the stock horses. Especially since she has the lovely blue eyes and they may think she is a Paint.
Well, she is going to be wearing a MFT show halter (I was borrowing the one in the picture from a QH with a much bigger head, haha)...

Her halter will be like this, except baby blue instead of white:

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huh, you didn't say what she was, and I saw APHA/PtHA and assumed she had some stock in her. Sorry, I'm tired, it's been a long day.

If that's what her breed is than I'd park her out.
Haha, that's okay. I did say I have to park her out at breed shows, though : )
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Since she is a Fox Trotter, park her out like her breed standard calls for.

Is she registered PtHA? Just curious as to why your showing her in APHA/PtHA show.
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I like her squared. But I always think parked out horses look funny -- I just dont have enough experience with them I guess.
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Since she is a Fox Trotter, park her out like her breed standard calls for.

Is she registered PtHA? Just curious as to why your showing her in APHA/PtHA show.
Yeah, she's registered with PtHA.
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