I've never done a halter class before. It's never been my cup of tea but, I'd like to give it my best shot. I found a semi local show and I've spoken with the event coordinator about appropriate dress code and the gist of what will be expected of me. The classes for halter are pretty general they're all open, all ages, mare, stallion, gelding. I also know there will be at least one other draft horse there (clydesdale). I also know that this is a predominately western oriented show however they do allow english dress code for certain events like halter.
I am going to start teaching my filly how to square up she's already pretty good at trotting off on command but, I want to perfect everything. I'm going to be giving her a bath probably the day before and I've gotten her used to the shop vac and have been using it on her which she really likes.
For reference she's a gypsy horse
I've never shown a horse with feather before so I have a few questions... stupid q #1: Do I use hoof polish?... #2 Do I clip a bridle path?... #3 Do I clip her face?... (she has a beard and mustache)... #4 Do I braid fleets?... #5 What type of halter would be appropriate? Could I use a halter like this its the nicest one on hand I have should I try to find something different or for a local show is it alright? (my halter is the tan version) ->
Any other tips, tricks, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.