What do they judge in a foal class? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 08-07-2014, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,084
• Horses: 0
What do they judge in a foal class?


I am taking my 3.5 month old filly in a show in a few weeks. It's nothing huge or fancy, just a small b-circuit show where we can learn. We have already practiced bathing, walking and trotting in hand, both in sight and out of sight of her mom, squaring up and backing up.

My question is, what do they judge in a foal class? I would assume conformation, but at this age, anything could change into adulthood, so what the main things they are really looking for? I would presume they also judge movement, but that again can change for better or worse into adulthood.

I've pasted some pictures below - they aren't the greatest because the flies were so bad she wouldn't stand still for long. How do you think she would do? She is really calm and docile and loves to please, so I think she'll be ok for one class in the show ring. As far as conformation goes, I think she is OK.

Would you recommend trimming her bridal path at all? She barely has anything for a mane, so that might look kind of funny. She will get a huge bathe the night before to make sure all that white is shining!




2014-07-27 14.20.35.jpg
FrostedLilly is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 08-07-2014, 06:49 PM
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Missouri
Posts: 245
• Horses: 0
Foals at halter get judged with the same standards as other halter classes. Everybody has the same handicap age-wise. Foal should walk and trot straight and stand still at line up.
ducky123 is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 08-08-2014, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
Green Broke
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,084
• Horses: 0
Thank you!
Posted via Mobile Device
FrostedLilly is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Green Reiner class/ ranch Reiner class? Muppetgirl Reining 10 01-03-2013 09:45 PM
Judge the Rider, Judge the Horse!! Videos! Jumping! xJumperx Horse Riding Critique 20 05-27-2012 11:36 AM
Donít Judge a Horse by its Breed; Donít Judge a Rider by her Clothes Nature2horses Horse Stories and Poems 4 03-28-2011 03:34 PM
What exactly is the judge looking for in a w/t/c? mom23monkeys Horse Shows 5 12-10-2008 12:06 PM
Foal, foal, cute little foal!!!!!!!! PIC OVERLOAD! DutchHorse Horse Pictures 9 07-21-2008 10:19 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome