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    05-18-2012, 09:27 AM
  #11
Yearling
Thanks for the information! I will be taking a Equine Nutrition class in the fall through Guelph, Ontario, and I am excited. Although it will be a lot to learn!

He's had some teeth work done recently, and so we starting back into work last night. He was full of it! I feel with hard work we will be able to get more halter fit than we are now. I'm not aiming to have him as only a halter horse, so this is just something to do while we wait for the under saddle classes.
     
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    05-19-2012, 10:37 AM
  #12
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Originally Posted by xxdanioo    
Thanks for the information! I will be taking a Equine Nutrition class in the fall through Guelph, Ontario, and I am excited. Although it will be a lot to learn!

He's had some teeth work done recently, and so we starting back into work last night. He was full of it! I feel with hard work we will be able to get more halter fit than we are now. I'm not aiming to have him as only a halter horse, so this is just something to do while we wait for the under saddle classes.
I have seem many posters say they are not really interested in the halter class....just something to do.

Just a thought......

Do you really what to go out in the ring and have the judge see your horse???

Really???

If this not not something you are at your best at......do you want the judge to see your horse in a "less than ready light".

They do remember these horses class to class.

They could be negative on them by the time you get in your prefered class.

JMO
     
    05-19-2012, 10:47 AM
  #13
Trained
As long as the horse is well presented and not looking like absolute crap why would it reflect negatively on a person for later classes? Getting a horse into the classes for more in the ring experience is what most people are going for. Most people are not looking to do halter and only halter so do not train their horses that way and there is nothing wrong with that nor is it held against them in later classes.

OP you got some great advice. Share some pics of your journey please! I now I would love to see how he does.
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    05-19-2012, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by NdAppy    
As long as the horse is well presented and not looking like absolute crap why would it reflect negatively on a person for later classes? Getting a horse into the classes for more in the ring experience is what most people are going for. Most people are not looking to do halter and only halter so do not train their horses that way and there is nothing wrong with that nor is it held against them in later classes.

OP you got some great advice. Share some pics of your journey please! I now I would love to see how he does.
Yet...I have seen judges appear to do just that.

They are done looking at the horse.
     
    05-19-2012, 11:00 AM
  #15
Trained
I think I have seen

I can see inside the head

Fat horses on pin legs
     
    05-19-2012, 11:20 AM
  #16
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The OP would be OK to go in a showmanship class.

In a halter class you are asking the judge what they think of the horse compared to the other horses in the ring.
     
    05-20-2012, 01:16 AM
  #17
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Ripper    
I have seem many posters say they are not really interested in the halter class....just something to do.

Just a thought......

Do you really what to go out in the ring and have the judge see your horse???

Really???

If this not not something you are at your best at......do you want the judge to see your horse in a "less than ready light".

They do remember these horses class to class.

They could be negative on them by the time you get in your prefered class.

JMO
Yes, I want my horse to go into the ring and have the judge see my horse. I want a versatile horse. I want my horse to gain show experience. I won't be taking my horse in looking like poo, he will be looking his absolute best, and on his best behaviour. I am interested in the halter class, but I am also interested, when he is ready, in having him show in western pleasure.



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Originally Posted by NdAppy    
As long as the horse is well presented and not looking like absolute crap why would it reflect negatively on a person for later classes? Getting a horse into the classes for more in the ring experience is what most people are going for. Most people are not looking to do halter and only halter so do not train their horses that way and there is nothing wrong with that nor is it held against them in later classes.

OP you got some great advice. Share some pics of your journey please! I now I would love to see how he does.
I will definitely share our progress! Depending on funds, we may be going to another breed show in June!


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Originally Posted by Ripper    
The OP would be OK to go in a showmanship class.

In a halter class you are asking the judge what they think of the horse compared to the other horses in the ring.
I am not ready for a showmanship class. Walter is, but I am not ready to go into the ring. My cousin currently shows him for me.

But yes, I do want to know what the judge thinks of my horse compared to the others. At this point in time we are not going to Nationals/Worlds. We are showing within our province. If my horse places 1st or last, that is not my concern. I will be pleased if he does his job in the ring. So what if the judges don't like my horse- I do.




Again, thank you everyone for your great advice. I will use what I think will help us achieve our goals. I will also post photo's as we go along, just to track his progress. I am also glad to say his ApHC papers came back, and his official name is QAR Frosty Rock (tehe its so silly!), and we will now transfer him to me, and apply for his ApHCC papers!
     
    05-20-2012, 01:29 AM
  #18
Trained
Good luck, and we'll be looking forward to seeing your pics as you and your guy get out and about
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    05-20-2012, 06:34 AM
  #19
Foal
I feed my halter horses roughly 1 scoop of strategy gx and 1 scoop of oats 3 x a day plus 1 flake of alfalfa 3 x a day. As much grass hay as hell eat in front of him... Excersize wise I long trot 10 minutes a day. No loping burns too much fat. Then I back 5 minutes/ showmanship. An LOTS LOTS LOTS and did I say lOTS of brushing. I worm babies monthly and my grown horses every other month.

This is a pic of my boy 1 month into training. As you can see I also use a sweat. I let it sit on him for an hour after also.
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    05-20-2012, 10:13 AM
  #20
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^^^^^My "like" button does not seem to be working.

Nice horse and nice to see a posting of the work it takes to fit a halter horse.
     

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