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    01-22-2010, 10:21 PM
  #1
Showing
Suitable for county fair halter class?

I'm thinking of entering my 21-year old Paso Fino gelding in a halter class at our county fair. Do you think he would be up for the competition? I would just enter him as a 4-H member. I'm still new to the horse confo critique world, so be patient with me lol. I personally think he has a lovely neck arch and pretty good overall confo, but I'd like to get some others' opinions. I have another question....he has a foggy eye that's the result of stress from keeping the mare from the other gelding a year ago. It will never go away, but I treat it with medicine my vet prescribes when it gets especially foggy so the fogginess goes away a little. Will this fault count against us in a halter class? Here's some pictures of my gelding. They're not the best, but they'll do (I hope):


I had him in a bad setup in the above position because he didn't want to stand still for the picture lol. I love his neck here, though!


The above is just for his head and neck critique, as the rest of him is blanketed :). There's something about his lower lip here....I can't put my finger on it. It's at an odd angle or something.


How does his weight look in the above picture? I was struggling to keep weight on him for a while when he was herding the mare around all the time, but I found a senior feed and he's doing much better on it. The above pic is his current weight. Does it look okay?










He was cocking his right hind leg in the above and below pic, so it's not a great pic. (I swear I don't usually go around taking pics of horse butts lol. I've heard people ask for pictures from the back for confo advice though so I put them in here)






His neck and throatlatch^


From the front^


Thanks so much for taking the time to critique him. Sorry for the sheer number of pics.....I didn't know which would and wouldn't be helpful:)
     
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    01-22-2010, 10:55 PM
  #2
Trained
If your showing in 4-H it is a showmanship class not a conformation class. In other words, he could look like a goat and it wouldn't matter because YOU are the one being judged. You need to learn fitting and showmanship and teach him to square up and stand still.
     
    01-22-2010, 11:01 PM
  #3
Showing
Really? As in, there's no halter class for 4-H?
     
    01-22-2010, 11:05 PM
  #4
Trained
It's showmanship at halter. The object is the fitting of the horse and the exibitors showmanship rather than the conformation of the horse. It makes it fair to those kids whose parents can't spend alot of money on fancy horses.
     
    01-22-2010, 11:17 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Kevin is right. Are you a 4-h member? They don't judge the horse's confirmation. In 4-h (usually) everyone will have different breeds and some of them you don't even know the breed.
     
    01-22-2010, 11:25 PM
  #6
Showing
I'm going to join a 4-H group soon. There's one in particular that I'm looking at because the leader judges horse shows and helps out with dog agility, which I do with my JRT's and lab.

Can I have him critiqued anyway please? And how does his weight look in the third pic? I'm worrying I'm overfeeding him.
     
    02-07-2010, 07:24 PM
  #7
Showing
Here's another picture from this summer. It shows his muscling a bit better:

     
    02-08-2010, 09:14 PM
  #8
Yearling
In my 4-H we have showmanship and halter.
     
    02-08-2010, 09:23 PM
  #9
Started
I'm no judge on confo, but he's adorable! He looks like a teddy bear
     
    02-09-2010, 01:14 AM
  #10
Yearling
When I was in 4-H we also had halter and showmanship.
     

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