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  1. Horse Showmanship
    I was going to do a showmanship class for 4H this year, but when practicing some of the routines, my pony always breaks the trot going around corners if I don't give her enough encouragement. I click and use a dressage whip to keep her going, but she just stops and holds her head up in an "I...
  2. Horse Showmanship
    Hi - My daughter shows her Morgan horse at high school equestrian meets (its a sport at her high school). In the rule book it says for showmanship that they horse equipment is breed specific. She was showing in Western Showmanship and they told her her show halter was incorrect. I tried...
  3. Western Riding
    So I am pretty new to showing horses and I need some clarification on all these different terms! I was looking at shows when all these terms popped up that seem very similar to me. Could I get some help on defining these terms in relation to western horse shows? Western pleasure Horsemanship...
  4. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Hello Everyone! I have a few clothing items that I have for sale. Used western and English show clothes for sale! The clothes vary from women’s medium to a women’s large. Please see measurements under each picture. Prices include shipping to the lower 48. Stored in a smoke free home and...
  5. Horse Training
    Hey all :) I'm helping a friend who wants to get into horses. She plans to show in in-hand events like halter and showmanship (has no interest in riding). She bought a nice young horse who is very sweet and totally gorgeous, but it is very disrespectful to her. This horse occasionally gets out...
  6. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello everyone! I am looking for a Western show halter (like the QH ones) for my Arabian. I'm not looking to send 100's on a halter, as I only show halter about 3-4 times a year. Something cheap will be OK with me! Located in Ontario, Canada! Thanks!:D
  7. Horse Talk
    Hoping I can get some advice. So I was watching the video of frestyle showmanship at AQHA youth worlds and want to start one at my fair. Has anyone competed in one before? What were the required maneuvers? What songs have you used or heard? (I only found the video of one that they had...
  8. Horse Training
    Hi, okay, so, I've looked at some of the forms here, and I couldn't find one on this subject. My mare absolutely hates moving her shoulder over. I can get her to pivot on the haunches for a 90degree turn but after that she steps out/moves forward and this really hurt us in showmanship. Under...
  9. Horse Showmanship
    I have a Halflinger who I have been showing in open show showmanship, for which I've been squaring, pivoting ect. like any other horse. However I wanted to enter her in a Driving show and the people there will actually know how a Halflinger is supposed to be shown for showmanship. I'm not really...
  10. Horse Training
    Hey all! Ive been working on a spin with my pony on the ground first. He's got the front legs crossing over part, but he doesn't plant his hind foot very well. He'll be good for about 3 steps but then he'll pick it up. We've been working on this for a long time and we've been taking it one step...
  11. Horse Training
    Hey all :) I'm new here! First post, because I have a big question! I know how to make a horse that's trained to pivot, pivot, but I don't know how to *train* a horse to pivot. I've been looking up youtube videos and going to the end of the internet, and I still haven't made much progress with...
  12. Horse Training
    Hi! I have been doing showmanship (in like equitation but in hand) for a couple of years now and my horse and I have basically everything down but the set up. He stands nicely and will get square very quickly but when I stretch him out he will make a trapezoid with his legs when he should...
  13. Horse Showmanship
    My horse would be considered as a large horse in halter size and I am wondering where online I could go to find a nice western show halter within $150? I would like a very nice one no plastic rime stones or fake conshoes! This is my big boy V :happydance: <3
  14. Horse Showmanship
    Hello! :) My small history in showmanship - I did NASMA (North American Saddle Mule Association) shows all year last year. In that we did Western, English, Showmanship, and Halter at A levels. So that's where I got my experience. BUT I was allowed a trained mule to show, as long as I helped my...
  15. Horse Shows
    I've been showing, finally! I am always in the jumping classes, but the courses are so darn hard to remember! This past show (yesterday, in fact), I was in two jumping classes (2'3" to 2'6" max). I remembered the first course perfectly, and I got first against the only other competitor in that...
  16. Horse Showmanship
    Ok, so I went to the State 4H show a few weeks ago and I really screwed up in my showmanship pattern. It started out amazing all through the line up he was in a perfect "hunter stance", but right as I was about to start my pattern I think a helicopter flew over cause he started freaking out...
  17. Horse Talk
    I'm really excited, so I just had to post this... I qualified for state fair with my POA! I'm so excited! I qualified in 1 event: Horsemanship, and I'm an alternate so far for Halter and Showmanship! :D:D This is CRAZY because last year, we didn't even place in horsemanship because he was really...
  18. Horse Training
    How can I get my horse to stand square? I try to back him up and sometimes even pick his foot up and place it in the spot where it should be (kinda stupid but it sometimes works), but he always just moves his foot to be comfortable again. I think he used to stand square, but he sure doesn't...
  19. Horse Shows
    I don't know what it is, but every time I start getting ready for a showmanship class my nerves get the better of me. I either get really snappy or start crying. After we get our placing and are just chilling in the barn again I'm fine, and I'm fine for any other class. It's just showmanship! I...
  20. Horse Showmanship
    There is a girl at my barn who shows saddlebreds. It doesn't take much to know though she isn't exactly one who'd win or even place, despite the fact she has a black horse. What she does is not keep hold of the curb reign and her horse shoots his nose up and acts up. We have tried everything we...
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