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post #11 of 12 Old 07-28-2012, 10:00 PM
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Pinto and 4-H are the only associations that have English Showmanship. I've only seen it done at Pinto World, as the club shows don't require it. 4-H shows are very different in Texas from other states, I've discovered.

Both organizations permit either an english bridle or a plain leather halter with lead shank. Since most showmanship horses are taught and cued with a shank, that's what most people use.
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post #12 of 12 Old 08-11-2012, 08:39 PM
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I would strongly suggest just a plain leather english halter and shanked lead. I think the bridle looks messy with the reins, but that's just my opinion.

Make sure the halter doesn't have a nameplate on it!

There are gonna be so many people in your life that are gonna tell you you can't. What you gotta do is turn around, look them in the eyes and say "Watch me."
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