Rate Misty's Turnout 1-10 please! - The Horse Forum
View Poll Results: How well is Misty turned out on a scale of 1 to 10?
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post #1 of 15 Old 05-28-2008, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Rate Misty's Turnout 1-10 please!

Here is a picture of Misty at the show on sunday, please rate her turnout on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being awful, 10 being brilliant)
Thanks for looking, and please rate before you go :)

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post #2 of 15 Old 05-28-2008, 12:41 PM
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awww she loooks great!!! I gave her a 9
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post #3 of 15 Old 05-28-2008, 01:14 PM
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Those plaits look a bit loose? But other than that good job! Im a stickler for plaits being small and tight in, my bug bear! hehe

Good job!
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post #4 of 15 Old 05-28-2008, 05:17 PM
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Looks good except for the braids. They need to be MUCH smaller - at least 30 going down the neck, on some horses you can get close to 50. They need to be really, really tight. Everything else looks good.
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post #5 of 15 Old 05-28-2008, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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30?! The rule here is 9 or 11 ;) its also kinda hard with a bit missing to disguise it :(

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post #6 of 15 Old 05-28-2008, 07:11 PM
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I think she looks fabulous I gave her a 10. I have a question, how do you get the tail so straight across, do you cut it with scissors or what? I see that often on horses at shows and always wondered if it was cut or pulled or what. Sorry if thats a dumb question I have never shown.

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post #7 of 15 Old 05-28-2008, 11:56 PM
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tails are banged level with scissors.

Over all an 8, and that is only because of the plaits as you would know. I would say that the fashion for the number of plait is the same here (Oz) as it is over in the UK, we prefer around the 9-13 mark.

The individual plaits themselves, I would roll under a bit more so that the resemble more of a rose/ball more than a long plait. That's really my only critique but if you wanted to go all out, I'd bang her tail a little shorter and add a falsy to give it that bit extra thickness. I usually cut it the same level as the chestnuts depending on their tail carriage.

She's lovely and clean!!
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post #8 of 15 Old 05-29-2008, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Vida yes, we just cut it with scissors :)

Frog - thank you for your comment :) We haven't cut her tail for a while i must admit, but when we do i put my arm under her dock and it is cut about 2 inches lower than her chestnuts :P tbh i couldn't be bothered with a falsie, they are too expensive and it would be hard to get a perfect match :( her tail isn't quite as thin as it looks, when she is moving it looks more poofy

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post #9 of 15 Old 05-29-2008, 07:50 AM
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I would rate her a 7. SHe is lovely and clean. Your bridle is nice and conservative, maybe a narrower noseband would suit her more?? The browband is a lovely match for her and not to loud.

The size of her plaits is good but they could be tucked under more. Its a shame about the section that has been rubbed, it throws off the overall apperance. She looks as though she has a very long neck so maybe a slightly longer bridle path will help that.

A small amount of eye makeup would draw attention to her face, because she has such a pretty one.

He tail is a nice thickness naturally so you dont need to go to the trouble of a falsie, but a thin to meduim thickness would still look good on her.
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post #10 of 15 Old 05-29-2008, 03:29 PM
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Hi moomoo,

I believe that the rule is only 9 or 11 plaits when hunting or in a hunt class. All showing and riding club horse classes prefer a horse to have the right amount of plaits to suit the horses confo and what looks neat. Flo had 18 in during her ODE which looked much better than when i did only 11!

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