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26th March 2011, 07:12 AM
Hi all i need a little help im new to the showing stuff having only ever done one about 4 yr ago I want to show Jake in hand. His family have all done it a few of his female family members have been good jumpers but nearly all the male side have won the royal welsh show and some the prince of wales cup.
My questions are
What classes would i do ?
What do i need ?
What is the best way to teach him and me what needs doing ?
pics below he is 4 in June slowly backing him now he is currently standing at almost 14.3 withers but is bum high
His mum and dad have not done much showing only some small locals and his dad placed everytime not sure about his mum but i would really like to try with him
26th March 2011, 09:47 AM
Firstly are was talking Local Level? And is he pure Welsh D?
Assuming both answers are yes, then you can do a fair few classes with him:
Best condition and Turnout
In hand Large Breeds
In hand M+M (if mixed)
For showing a welshie you need to wear a hat (hard hat preferably if its his first show), gloves, tie, shirt, either a smart waistcoat or tweed jacket. I would wear light coloured trousers as he has dark legs -- it makes it easier for the judge to distinguish who's legs are whos!
As he's 4 he should really be in either an in hand bridle or white halter. I prefer geldings to be in a bridle (but thats my personal preferance, and i wouls always make sure a horse is bitted if he is old enough at his first show -extra brakes!). He needs to be clean, shiny and healthy looking. He needs to be fit and well muscled. I would try to train his mane over onto the other 'correct' side, and i would take about 6 inches off the end of his tail, and feather the ends so it doesnt look snipped. The length his mane is in the 2nd pciture suits him, make sure it is shaped slightly into an arch to give the impression of a really impressive topline. Get that white sock, sparkling!
You need to practise practise practise! Theres nothing worse than watching some poor owner dragging their horse into trot. At home, practise walking away, turning away from you then springing into a lively forward going trot. You must trot straight towards the judge, so they can see whether he is moving straight, then carry on past the judge and continue round to the back of the lineup.
Hope that helps! :D
26th March 2011, 10:01 AM
ohh good luck and pics as well please when you take him to the shows xxx
26th March 2011, 04:12 PM
Ahh thanx hun sounds like that covers all i needed hehe there is a show next to use literly a 5 min walk down the road i was considering on the 22nd of may i am saying local just incase for now if he does good then i will consider travelling
26th March 2011, 06:10 PM
All that IG said, plus carry a cane :)
I didnt have one for my first show and it was a nightmare as I couldnt get him to trot :ashamed:
26th March 2011, 06:25 PM
Ohh are u allowed to use them in hand to ? Only thing i am worrying about really is me tripping over n falling flat on my face pmsl
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