Rate Misty's Turnout 1-10 please!
Here is a picture of Misty at the show on sunday, please rate her turnout on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being awful, 10 being brilliant)
Thanks for looking, and please rate before you go :)
awww she loooks great!!! I gave her a 9 :D
Those plaits look a bit loose? But other than that good job! Im a stickler for plaits being small and tight in, my bug bear! hehe
Looks good except for the braids. They need to be MUCH smaller - at least 30 going down the neck, on some horses you can get close to 50. They need to be really, really tight. Everything else looks good.
:shock: 30?! The rule here is 9 or 11 ;) its also kinda hard with a bit missing to disguise it :(
I think she looks fabulous I gave her a 10. I have a question, how do you get the tail so straight across, do you cut it with scissors or what? I see that often on horses at shows and always wondered if it was cut or pulled or what. Sorry if thats a dumb question I have never shown.
tails are banged level with scissors.
Over all an 8, and that is only because of the plaits as you would know. I would say that the fashion for the number of plait is the same here (Oz) as it is over in the UK, we prefer around the 9-13 mark.
The individual plaits themselves, I would roll under a bit more so that the resemble more of a rose/ball more than a long plait. That's really my only critique but if you wanted to go all out, I'd bang her tail a little shorter and add a falsy to give it that bit extra thickness. I usually cut it the same level as the chestnuts depending on their tail carriage.
She's lovely and clean!!
Thanks Vida :D yes, we just cut it with scissors :)
Frog - thank you for your comment :) We haven't cut her tail for a while i must admit, but when we do i put my arm under her dock and it is cut about 2 inches lower than her chestnuts :P tbh i couldn't be bothered with a falsie, they are too expensive and it would be hard to get a perfect match :( her tail isn't quite as thin as it looks, when she is moving it looks more poofy :lol:
I would rate her a 7. SHe is lovely and clean. Your bridle is nice and conservative, maybe a narrower noseband would suit her more?? The browband is a lovely match for her and not to loud.
The size of her plaits is good but they could be tucked under more. Its a shame about the section that has been rubbed, it throws off the overall apperance. She looks as though she has a very long neck so maybe a slightly longer bridle path will help that.
A small amount of eye makeup would draw attention to her face, because she has such a pretty one.
He tail is a nice thickness naturally so you dont need to go to the trouble of a falsie, but a thin to meduim thickness would still look good on her.
I believe that the rule is only 9 or 11 plaits when hunting or in a hunt class. All showing and riding club horse classes prefer a horse to have the right amount of plaits to suit the horses confo and what looks neat. Flo had 18 in during her ODE which looked much better than when i did only 11!
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