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    10-10-2013, 06:51 PM
Halter Judging

So I do FFA, and we just went to our first competition, and I was wondering like what characteristics should I judge on for older horses? Like one of my classes was Aged Appaloosa Geldings, and I had no clue how to judge it.. Like what should I look for in the App breed characteristics and like for aged horses? Like with mares you look for the big bright eyes, deep barrel and heart girth which is desirable for babies, ears, the feminine qualities.. Things like that.. Thanks!
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    10-13-2013, 06:06 PM
You judge all horses, regardless of age or gender, on the same four categories:
1. Balance
2. Structure
3. Quality
4. Muscling

In that order.

Quality means the eye-appeal of the horse, specifically head and neck and how it all ties in together.

You can find a lot of judging resources through universities with strong agriculture programs or that are linked to the state 4-H program. Start googling.

Here is one to get you started: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_sci/exte...ing_Manual.pdf
    10-14-2013, 12:00 AM
I'm currently am in FFA, I know those specific topics, but certain classes are different things.. Like aged app geldings, or young quarter horses.. We have a chart that's ballence, structure, gender specifics, and muscling
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