better halter horse?
hey! i was wondering which horse would make a better halter horse for the county 4-H. these are just some pictures,. they arent professional, but you get a pretty good idea! but could you just give me your opinion and pros and cons of each horse?. thanks:D
18 yrs old
quarter horse, not registered.
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5 years old
registerd as paint...yes paint! ik she doesnt have much white...but she is
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thanks for your time!(:
I like the 5 year old. She looks more like a halter horse, even though she is a little chubby. And I wouldn't buy a horse older than 12, but that is just my opinion
In our state the "halter" class in 4-h is actually a showmanship class. The difference is that YOU are judged on how you show your horse and your horses performance NOT on your horses conformation. So the answer is "It doesn't matter".
I would definitely go with the 2nd one as well.
The first one gives no pictures of the horse unsaddled so I can not judge confo all that much but from what I can see there are some flaws and some things going down hill due to the horses age I am sure.
The 2nd horse is very cute....again not the best pictures for confo critique but she seems nicely put together, with some weight lose/getting her in shape she should clean up nice.
her back end looks wonky, she looks like she may even have a sway back (not something that would be good at all for halter)
Marble, for sure(:
Negatives: Short in neck, steep in croup, low set tail, and she may be downhill, but I think it's just the picture I'm looking at
Positives: Good structure in legs, good angle to pasterns, good build in shoulder, strong back
When you judge a horse, you're looking at three major things: Balance, Muscle, Structure. So I'd recommend getting more muscle on her, especially in her hindquarters and across her topline, as well as working some of the chub off! Along with BSM, a judge looks for the way the horse moves. Choppy, rough movers will place below fluid, pretty movers.
Also, you don't want her to have any attitude. She should be quiet and well behaved –*enthusiastic, even! Teach her to set, too. Practice this at home a lot. Especially when horses get to new places, they can be antsy and won't set well – this will definitely get points docked!
When preparing her for a halter class, make sure her mane is clean, trimmed, and neat. No long, ratty manes! Her face, legs, and neck should be trimmed –*no long whiskers or fuzzy hairs! As well as a short bridlepath.
Hope this helps – let us know how it goes!! :D
marble would in my eyes be best. Around my area shed be in the ribbons easy.
the 18 year old is too weak and little in the rear to be good in halter, looks fairly weak all around.
I agree that Mable would be the better choice...once she's in a little better shape and not so tubby. :-P
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