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post #1 of 6 Old 08-19-2018, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Meaning of Different Terms

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
Showmanship
Halter

Also, one particular show says W/E Horsemanship, W/E pleasure, Trail W/E, and Showmanship (W/T only) What do these mean?

Thank you so much for your help!!
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I would assume W/E means they offer both Western and English. The W/T or W/T/C would be Walk, Trot and C is Canter.
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Western Pleasure judges the horses attitude and manner of going in natural gaits.
Showmanship judges how you present your horse on the ground following a pattern.
Horsemanship is similar except you are riding the horse not showing in hand as in Showmanship.
Halter class is for the horse and whether it meets breed standards and is a prime example of that breed.
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Do you ride with a coach or take lessons? My daughter started showing a couple of years ago, and it was all new to us, so I know how you feel! I just ask her coach which classes she should enter. Now that we sort of understand the terminology, I still check with her coach to make sure I got it right. It can be so confusing! Best to ask your coach/instructor because they'll know of any regional peculiarities of each class/discipline.
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I don’t have a coach but I have many horse friends who help me out! I don’t have a coach yet anyway as it costs a lot and I just show for fun, not anything serious. Usually just open speed shows and such. If I wanted to get more serious, for sure I would get a coach.
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It would probably be helpful to go to a couple of open shows, get a copy of the class schedule and just watch what they do. Pay attention to how the horses are ridden/presented and what attire is required.
Qtrbel had the basic facts.
Pleasure judges the horse, Horsemanship judges the rider.
Halter judges the horse, Showmanship judges the handler.
Local open shows are a great place to start. Many riders only show at these events.
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