New Paint owner in need of showing tips

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

New Paint owner in need of showing tips

This is a discussion on New Paint owner in need of showing tips within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Paint horse braiding tips color
  • Paint horse show tips

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-15-2010, 06:44 PM
Question New Paint owner in need of showing tips

Hello, I just bought a registered Paint stud and my friend and I want to show him. He is a good looking horse and he is 100% color producer with 11 foals on the ground. The previous owner never showed him and he is 10 years old. He has a VERY quiet disposition and we are sure enough of him to take him to a show in December. Our issue is we have not shown since our 4-H days and so have NO idea what we are going to need to make Jack look good. Can anyone tell us what the best classes are to get him known and to earn points that are going to matter to him and his babies. Also, any tips that could help in any way would be great. We are both knowledgeable about horses and have trained our own horses for years but know nothing of the show aspect outside of county 4-H. Thanks to all for you help
Sponsored Links
    09-15-2010, 07:18 PM
Well, alot of it depends not only on what he's bred for (what his lineage is) but also what he is good at. What does he know? Can he w-t-c, stop, back up and stay collected? Does he rein? Does he game? If he has no show experience, I would stick to just showing in halter for the first show, until you get your feet back into the showing scene. Plus, it will ease your stallion into showing as well.
    09-15-2010, 07:25 PM
Green Broke
Go watch a local show so that you can get an idea of what is expected, then go from there. There is a lot of helpful information in the showmanship area of the forum as well.
    09-15-2010, 08:54 PM
Thanks. I do plan on going to a show in September without him. I pick him up this weekend and as of right now his only riding experience is that he was broke at 3, then never rode again. When I went to see him, I got on his back in the field. No halter or lead. He has also lived in a pen without hotline and have a mare in the next pen without issues. He stood by us and ignored the mare and foal. If I show him under saddle in December, I plan on just doing walk trot as I am sure he will not have a collected lope AND be sound.

One thing I am really interested in finding out is if I will have to cut his mane for english. If you look at my picture of him he has a great mane and I do not want to cut it. Is there a way to braid it that will look nice?
    09-15-2010, 09:02 PM
You could do the diamond braid if its long. Or one of the ones like you see on many friesians. Its all one big braid that flows in one idk what its called. Idk if its acceptable in the paint horse assoc. Or not
Attached Images
File Type: jpg diamondbraid.jpg (66.6 KB, 127 views)
    09-15-2010, 09:02 PM
Green Broke
I know Heartland asked already but what do you plan on showing him in? HUS? Jumper? Pleasure? Eq? Competetive Trail? It will all depend on what you want to show him in.
    09-15-2010, 10:10 PM
At this point we plan on showing him as an all around horse until he starts doing really well in certain areas. He is going to be great as a halter and Western pleasure horse and I think he will be good at some jumping. He also has reining Champions in his background so I will be looking into reining for him next year sometime and we will see if he picks it up.

Thanks TurnNburn, I have done that before, I just hope it is approved. He has a very long mane and it has some natural wave to it and if we have to cut it for english then we are all in agreement that we will not show him in those classes. We want to show as natural as possible and still place well.
    09-15-2010, 10:22 PM
Your welcome. There is a braiding book you can buy. I have one. It has helped me alot. It even comes with holes so you can hang it by a nail. I thought was cool. There are alot of different braids to do. Comes with instructions for each one.
    09-15-2010, 11:06 PM
I will look some books up. Thanks again.

If I do go on to show him english, is there a best style of seat to use? I like hunt and all purpose but I know there can be times that it matters. I do want to teach him to jump so I am thinking a hunter saddle but I want to make sure that will be ok for the pleasure classes.
    09-15-2010, 11:25 PM
Here is a running braid. Can anyone tell me if this braid is ok for APHA shows? This is the best one I have found that will look good on Jack
Attached Images
File Type: jpg runningbraid.jpg (12.5 KB, 100 views)

halter, paint, paint horse, show, training

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone want to draw/paint my paintless paint? Painted1 Horse Artwork 31 08-31-2011 04:12 AM
Showing Tips! gizpeptig Horse Showmanship 16 05-13-2010 04:07 PM
Share YOUR Showing Tips! gizpeptig Horse Grooming 33 04-11-2010 11:04 AM
trading paint 4 paint. what do you think?? peace love and paints Horse Riding Critique 4 04-21-2009 03:38 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0