I have a question or two. What's the difference between showmanship and halter?
Also is there a type of showmanship class that only judges how the handler shows the horse instead of judging the horses conformation?
Showmanship is judged on the exicution of a pattern on the ground by exhibitor and horse. It is not judged on conformation. A halter harse can be on 2 feet the whole class and still be judged as grand champion - as long as the judges get a long enough look at him to see his conformation obviously where as a showmanship class is a performance event - judged of how the handler can command their horse in the pattern. Very different classes - same attire. It is like comparing show jumping to dressage - the turn out and presentation may look the same but the events are completely different :) hope this helps a little.