This past summer I entered a paint mare in a halter class that I've been riding and showing for the owners, just to see how she did. She took reserve champion in paint horse at halter - I was super happy about it! The reason? She's built well, so that's not why, but the fact that she was never trained to square up for inspection/never done a halter class before. She squared fairly good at the show, but would cock a back leg or step out of it after a few minutes. And she takes at least two minutes to set her front legs correctly, however they are too far apart and then her back legs are off.
Just wondering if anyone had any tips, tricks or advice on how I can start training her for halter classes next summer. If possible I'd like to train her for showmanship too, but we will start with just halter for now!! Any advice is welcome!
(I can maybe post pics of her/me in our first halter class/ a video of how she works for more clarity on my issue)