In my open shows we enter at the walk. The judge gives us the nod to trot and we trot around the arena in hand. I am standing at my horses shoulder/half way his neck. Then we come to the other side of the arena and stand. We turn and face our horse and square them up. The judge comes and checks them out, maybe asks a couple questions and moves on. Then sometimes they make us come to center and square them up again, and they look them over again. Then we exit the arena and hear the placings. I hope I helped a little bit!
**Mocha - 4 year old Spotted Saddle Horse Mare**