The thing with showing halter is, it all depends what kind of shows you want to be showing in, for example: if you are looking for fierce competition, you would want to show on a QH circuit, Appaloosa circuit, Paint Circuit, whichever one applies to you. My horse Roxy and I, have been showing for about 5 years now, and I just started onto the QH circuit two summers ago, we do place well, but only because she has the conformation most judges are looking for, Halter is STRICTLY based on conformation and appearence (dirt wise!!) , and is one of the easiest classes going, your placings will be based on how well toned , and "put together" your horse is! (I'm sure you knew all of this, but I was just rambling on, and hoped maybe you could get some good use out of it) :) , Good luck with your show hunt!!