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post #1 of 5 Old 03-14-2017, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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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!
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Not a class I'm familiar with at all but I was able to find the Association and it looks as if you would show them much the same way that you would any young Sport Horse as far as turnout goes.
I looked at their gallery and I would say heels need to be clipped of all feather, head also trimmed and tails look to be braided and squared off about 4 inches below the hock
I'm sure he'll be so interested in his surroundings that he'll ***** his ears!!
I like brown and beige with chestnuts
https://ccsha.com/gallery/

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Subbing for my own curiosity. I've been interested in in-hand classes, although the horse I work with is too lazy for them, lol

Don't judge someone's horse or skill because they don't compete or work with a trainer.

Sometimes they're the most in tune with each other.
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-15-2017, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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@jaydee I think you may have misunderstood me, its a led ring but its actually broken up into several different classes, usually by age for the youngstock ring. So I've got Reggie entered in the best presented 3yo, Led delivery-best medium weight, Most suited performace, best solid coloured, best lady handler and then hopefully best pair from same stud if any siblings turn up lol
What is the 'typical' turn out for youngstock? I've never shown before so this is all completely new to me. I'm mainly using it as an even to take him out too, but thought if I'm gonna go might as well put in some effort lol The gallery was very helpful- the website had been down for a few weeks, so they'd obviously fixed it an given it an update! I even spotted a few of Reggie's half-siblings in there! I'll try have a muck arund with it all next time I go up.

@BlindHorseEnthusiast4582 I've been the same, but never had the opportunity before now. Its bit of a learning curve lol
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I can't really help you in re, typical turnout for that class because in the UK (and I think in Australia too) it usually depends on the 'type' of horse you're showing - and I'm not really sure where a class that's just called as a part bred Clyde would fit in
I have a part bred Clyde that was bred to do UK cob classes but your horse looks more as if he'd be a UK hunter type so in the UK would be shown 'in hand' turned out in the same way as he would be shown under saddle except for I tended to braid tails on youngsters rather than pull them.

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