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post #11 of 14 Old 02-22-2010, 02:52 PM
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I think you should go for it! He looks old but appart from that he is a very handsome boy :). Showing him will make good use of his 'light riding' as it will only be a few minutes. Love his colouring btw

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post #12 of 14 Old 02-22-2010, 03:46 PM
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I have no idea about showing but he's a gorgeous looking boy:)
Go for it and see how it goes:) it would be good fun for both of you
Best of luck

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post #13 of 14 Old 02-22-2010, 07:52 PM
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The answer to this question is yes. I showed a mediocre built, sway backed 24 year old in showmanship quite successfully when I first got into horses.

I've got a lovely bunch of Neuticals,
There they are all standing in a row

Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head
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post #14 of 14 Old 02-23-2010, 12:41 PM
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Ideally you should be able to place and win in showmanship with any horse - good or bad conformation. It will still take a lot of work to get the polished look in your performance that is needed to win. Your horse has to still be able to walk, trot, stop, back, pivot & stand square. .
I totally agree with this, I've been told that a judge puts about less than 5% of their judgeing on the horses confo (This could vary from association to association) then a LARGE part on your pattern and the presentation of your horse and yourself . I personally believe you could totally win at a local level as far as higher than that I am honestly not sure, it all depends on how much work you put into him. Also if you do some schooling shows don't be afriad to approach the judges at appropreat times to ask for improvement suggestions

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