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  • Using a whip in a halter class
  • If wearring english atire in halter should you use english bridle instead of halter

 
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    06-16-2011, 09:20 PM
  #1
Foal
Dressing english in Hlaterclass

So I am thinking of trying something different.I like to dress English for halter and he showmanship class.Wih a english bridle and bit.Is it okey to have a crop in hand?
     
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    06-16-2011, 09:22 PM
  #2
Started
I'm going to go with no on both accounts. I've never seen anyone use a bridle in halter AND a whip, but I'm not sure if that's because it's not allowed or because it doesn't look "right". I use a whip in halter, but mine is in an Arabian show halter with no bit.
     
    06-16-2011, 09:30 PM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by SEAmom    
I'm going to go with no on both accounts. I've never seen anyone use a bridle in halter AND a whip, but I'm not sure if that's because it's not allowed or because it doesn't look "right". I use a whip in halter, but mine is in an Arabian show halter with no bit.
A crop not a whip.He can get abite nippy and was thinking of trying something different.So thought of useing a bridle instead of halter.
     
    06-16-2011, 09:34 PM
  #4
Weanling
I show my mare in "sport horse in hand" classes. In these a bridle is required and a whip is almost always seen. If you are showing in a hunter or dressage show, then this is expected. If you are showing in an open or breed show, like QH or Arab, this would be out of place. I have shown in Arab halter, and would never dream of showing with a bridle. I have never shown in an QH halter class, but I would think it would be just as out of place there.

If you are showing a stallion then you can use a show halter with bit attached. This is to give you more control. I wish I could find a picture of this, but right now I can't. I have seen this in Arab halter, but never in QH.
     
    06-16-2011, 09:39 PM
  #5
Foal
halter

He is a Appaloosa and will have his mane and tail done.It is a club show at the fair.Which has english and western. I may just not bother taking him from now on in the 2 club slasses. Do that he gives me issues. And I am not able to be strick enough with him in the ring.Which he knows
     
    06-17-2011, 11:59 AM
  #6
Weanling
No, bits and crops are not allowed in showmanship (atleast in most open/schooling showes, 4-h and most breed showes, depending on the breed). You will probably be disqualified or get a really low score (in most cases)
     
    06-17-2011, 12:12 PM
  #7
Showing
In my 4-H shows, you either go English or western, depending on your horse's type. With English, we dress like you would in hunter classes, with a bridle and helmet. For western, it's western show clothes and a halter.
     
    06-17-2011, 12:51 PM
  #8
Foal
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Originally Posted by crimson88    
No, bits and crops are not allowed in showmanship (atleast in most open/schooling showes, 4-h and most breed showes, depending on the breed). You will probably be disqualified or get a really low score (in most cases)
I find it looks funny in a western show halter in english cloths.It is hard to change into western and then go straight into english and tack up and change cloths by myself for the next class.
     
    06-17-2011, 01:10 PM
  #9
Super Moderator
It's not called halter when you are in english attire with an english bridle rather than a halter, I think it is called grooming and showmanship and the whip or crop in hand will depend on the show rules. I have seen them used though.
     
    06-17-2011, 10:14 PM
  #10
Weanling
I do both Halter and Showmanship (Sometimes called 'Fitting and Showing' at my shows)using my horses english bridle and a crop in halter and I have placed above western exhibitors. But in Showmanship I don't use a crop because my instructors have told me that you're not supposed to. I wear the typical Hunt uniform also (Coat, Breeches, Helmet...ect) Oh and the shows that I compete at are 4-H open shows.
     

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