Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Enter the ring at walk and turn left (so that you are going round on the right rein with the horse between you and the judge).
The steward will stop you in one corner of the ring where you should proceed to trot the horse round to the back of the line (when told to by the steward)
The judge will then pull you into line.
Then you will be asked to one at a time stand the horse up for the judge to have a look at conformation. You may be asked questions such as how old, what do you do with him outside of showing etc.
You will then be asked to walk away from the judge and trot back. My biggest tip here is to trot back directly at the judge (they will get out of the way), judges hate it when people don't trot back at them. Continue trotting round the back of the line, about half way along the line stop and stand your horse up, nod to the judge and walk back to your place in the line.
When every one has had thier turn the line will be asked to walk round and the judge will call you back into your final placings.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT