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post #1 of 5 Old 03-14-2011, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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need your opinions, would he make a good halter horse?

This is my boy! Special Blue Max aka Dallas. I have never shown but would really like to start! and I would like all of your opinions on what you think about him becoming a halter horse among other things =) I know this picture doesn't show all around him and he's trying to eat the tire while strectching a leg out lol He is off with a trainer as of now so I can't get any all the way around photos of him for a few more weeks. He's pretty thick, and darn close to 16hh (don't have exact measurments) He is registered red roan. But. he does have a dorsal strip down his back so is there such thing as a red dun roan? his momma was a red dun and his daddy a blue roan.dallas.jpg
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-15-2011, 08:52 AM
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What a handsome fella!! And he's definitely a big guy, going by his size in relation to the car! And, Yep, there are red dun roans.

Since halter judges the horse against the standard of conformational and movement perfection for the breed, it's hard to say how successful he'll be at a given level without confo shots. Going by the pic posted, he looks to be fairly well balanced, slightly long through the back (could be an optical illusion because his neck isn't stretched out in the pic), but with a good solid hind end and nicely formed legs. Perhaps slightly tied in at the knees, but it's difficult to see for sure in the pic - if he is, that'll count against him in the ring. Again, real confo shots and/or video of his movement would be really helpful if/when you can get them.

I don't see anything in this pic that would prevent him from showing in about anything that you want to do!

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-15-2011, 12:29 PM
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Start out at some local fun shows and get some experience and see how you do. It doesn't matter if he would make a good halter horse just have fun and learn from it.
In halter the competion is pretty stiff.
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-15-2011, 07:19 PM
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What breed is he?? He looks AQH to me, but judging his conformation would be on the breed... if we don't know the breed, we can't give you accurate advice on conformational breed standards. :P

And I agree that you should go to local fun/4H shows and just test the waters. Just because you want him to be halter doesn't mean he'll excel at it. To me he looks to be similar to my Ben, and Ben is great with poles and barrels. ;D

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post #5 of 5 Old 03-16-2011, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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thank you everyone! fun shows would def be where we would start as I have 0 experience with showing . He is qh, not registerd foundation but could be, just haven't got around to it yet. He's a little on the pudgy side right now so it kind of makes his neck look short.. or well I guess just to thick for his body? or maybe it is just his back that is a bit lol I will for sure take more pictures for you guys when he's back home. I'd like to try a little bit of anything he/we seem to enjoy! He's kind of a pokey joe, not much like his "hell bent for speed" pasture mate. Which also doubles as the love of his life lol.. but were up for anything! he might just like it!
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