Alright, well I know relatively nothing about showmanship, but I'm wanting to get into it in the near future with my filly. She's registered and such, but I have quite a few questions =]
first off, do you guys think she's halter material? She's a bit of a pain in the butt, but she willingly trots, backs up, sidesteps, turns, and squares up with no problem. She doesn't clip yet (I haven't tried, anyways) but otherwise she's great. Are halter horses always judged by breed standard, and is Sour standard? She's about 34 inches tall think. Here are some confo shots with her winter coat (she's already shedded out though)
pardon her hooves, they really needed trimmed
just as a note, she is only 2 in these pictures and the high croup has already dissapeared =]
Here she is doing her paces on the lunge line
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And last, a photo of her when she's mostly shedded out, although it's not a confo shot...but just to see her body shape =]
Also, what do you have to wear for showmanship classes? Is there anything besides the sidestepping/backing/trotting/squaring up that she needs to be able to do? We did a mimick showmanship class today at our barn to teach all of us how to present our horses and the two of us won. The pattern was trot, walk, back five steps, 180 degree turn to the right, set up, trot back. Is that about normal or does it get harder? Thanks guys!