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post #1 of 2 Old 10-16-2011, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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I'm taking Kota to his first show next weekend and entering him in only halter class. I have never done halter before, so I have a few questions. Does the chain go over or under the nose? Does the judge tell you when to trot? Will I have to pivot? And since Kota is a mutt, (morab/spotted draft), how will they judge him? Thanks!

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post #2 of 2 Old 10-16-2011, 02:37 PM
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In halter you will walk into ring to judge usually when you get to judge if it is a mare or stallion class they will be asked to see teeth to check the bite. From there you trot away from judge & proceed to the line up. In line up you set your horse up square{for the more stock horse looking breeds} Or parked out look{Arabs,SB or gaited breeds}. Most people show with chain under,or you can go without too. The chain basically gives a more refine signal to your horse so they are more responsive for setting them up,trotting out etc.
You will not be asked to perform any pattern that involves things like a pivot,that is for a showmanship class. You horse should be judge on his basic form to function conformation.
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