In-Hand class help?
Please lol I'm taking my 3 yo Clydie cross to a show on the 1st of April to compete in the youngstock ring. Its the annual show for the CCSHA (Clydesdale cross sport horse association) which Reggie is registered with and from what I can gather there is no 'real' right or wrong when it comes to presenting for the classes, however I would like to go out and not make a complete fool of myself lol I am presenting him as a hunter as he is quiet heavy boned (1/4 clyde, 1/4 percheron 1/2 tb) so I have bought him a flat hunter bridle which seems to fit pretty well. I asked his breeder and she said young stock usually leave feathers on and plait manes but leave tails loose. I've attached some photos as I can't seem to pick which bit suits his head better. I'm leaning towards the D-ring, but a second opinion never hurts. (Dont mind the funky keepers, I was just trying it on for size. It was a bit stiff and hadn't been oiled.)
Next bit, is there a trick to teaching him to trot with his ears forward? He trots along nicely and will come back with out me needing to be on his head, but he has bit of a permanent grump face! I've got him to ***** his ears on cue when standing up, but it doesn't seem to be working at the trot! I'm kinda hoping that there will be stuff for him to look at at the show grounds so he more inclined to put them forward lol
Lastly, what sort of thing should I be wearing? I've tried researching it online, but it seems there is a different answer everywhere you look. I was thinking black slacks, white shirt and black jacket, but then other were saying maybe go beige and brown with a chestnut? The whole colour matching thing is a bit complicated, so if there are any experienced showies out there I would greatly appreciate your help!