AMHA vs. AMHR
Posted 06 August 2009 - 04:01 PM
I have not attended many AMHA shows to get any difference of feel, I showed at 1, my horse was a terd so I couldn't get the feel how he could do against AMHA vs. AMHR.
So wanted to ask, mostly AMHA people what does the judges like in your area, whats the difference in AMHR. Both registeries I know have beautiful horses that rightfully win so not wanting to start a argument with that, this is not a whos better argument. I just want to see.
Again no fighting. I know these types of posts could get very heated and not asking this one to be as such. I'm just wondering if my horses could possibly hold their own in AMHA.
Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:39 AM
I would like to hear some opinions from AMHA people cause I am thinking of going to AMHA shows and show? I'm even debating whether or not to go and attend and watch Worlds this year.
Posted 07 August 2009 - 10:47 AM
AMHA...you walk in, Judges look at you, trot away, line up behind each other, check teeth, then get to set up horse to show is one big difference between AMHA & AMHR.
Judges....if you look, AMHA has a lot of the same judges as AMHR. You need to read their rulebook so you can become familiar with their association and how things are done there.
AMHA also hardship some of the AMHR horses into their association, so you will see some of the same one's competing over there too. Those ASPC/AMHR double registered horses that meet the AMHA requirements will be showing in that association as well.
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:12 PM
Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:32 PM
Proportionate and refined, very refined. In AMHR I see a bit taller, leggier, and thicker horses winning. Again, the "Shetland Influence."
I think less and less people are razoring their horses in AMHR. I went to multiple AMHR shows this year and very few horses were razored. I went to one AMHA show and I believe I saw 1 horse not razored. Again, these were just local shows.
Many of the horses I see shown in AMHR are also ASPC and are shown stretched out. At the AMHA show I went to, almost all of the handlers set there horses up square.
Also, before I showed AMHA I was told that AMHA was extremely political and the people
Were nasty, etc. Not true. There were some of the nicest people
There, and I recieved the best advice I ever have there. No obvious politicts and there was top trainers, top amatuers and novice exibitors. Yes there is politicts and poor sportsmanship in both registries, but neither one has more than the other.
Again, this is all my opinion and just what I have observed.
Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:48 AM
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 09:25 AM
Best thing to do is go and watch and see what the difference is. I have seen many a horse cross over from one ot the other in fact I know of several that have done well at R Nationals and then layed over and headed on to World and done well there to
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 10:08 PM
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:12 AM
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