Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
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I've won weanling and yearling futurities, but with performance bred horses, that then went on to ride.
Point being, at the level you are going to be showing at, people in general, just show at halter, besides the riding classes they show in. This includes all breed type open shows, and regional breed level, except of course, even at the regional breed level, you get halter hroses that will never be ridden, as that is only what their owners show in.
Smilie, for instance, has OMBs both open aand non pro, ApHC in halter, western pl, hunter under saddle, trail.
She won the International year end buckle (for Appaloosa horses shown outside of the USA,as in Canada and Europe, ect )both in halter and jr performance
You don't need a strict halter horse, to do well at halter, at open and regional levels, but You do need a performance horse, to reach your riding goals
Can't make it any clearer.