Horse JudgingWestern Pleasure Molly McIlquham
Correct Rein Hold • With split reins hold with index finger on the inside of reins. • With Romel reins hold it like an ice cream cone in one hand and with the other holding the extra.
Functional Correctness • The most important things that the judge will be looking for are • Having the correct leads • Not breaking gait • Actually doing the correct gait • Cant- loping diagonally down the rail • Twog – lope in the front trot in the back
Manner and Attitude • Pleasant, alert, ears forward, not wringing tail. • Not irritated, ill or angry.
Consistency • Frame • Not behind the vertical • Slightly in front of vertical • Poll or ears are even with withers • Even speed throughout each gait
Broke • Walk • Rythmical • Light contact, shanks not moved • Jog • 2 beat • Collected • Soft • Lope • 3 beats • Collected • Looks easy not forced to be slow • No cant! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEO-19PWilE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS2ecubFbAE
Quality of Movement • Free flowing stride • Collection • Drive from the hock • Even strides