Quantcast

Do you think he could be used for show?

Miniature Horse Talk Forums

Help Support Miniature Horse Talk Forums:

Tobey

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 6, 2004
Messages
256
Reaction score
0
Location
Northern WI
I know it is hard to tell from pictures, and black is esp hard to see, but do you think he might be able to be shown? This little guy has just surprised me! He was a furry little thing but this summer he has really, really changed in looks! I think he has just the opposite of the yearling uglies
He has not been conditioned at all--this is just straight out of the pasture. I'm not looking for indepth critic here-just wonder if over all he might be ok to be shown.

thanks

Before:



After:

 

hhpminis

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 5, 2003
Messages
1,733
Reaction score
1
Location
Otis Orchards, Washington (just east of Spokane)
Tobey

that is a very open ended question.

Is he gelded or still in tact? Where and what classes would you like to show him in. Youth, Amateur, Open Halter, Performance.

The pictures you have are very hard to see for sure but yes, I think with conditioning and guidance there is a place for him in the show ring.

Bottom line if you love him show him and go have fun.
 

Farmhand

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2004
Messages
1,301
Reaction score
0
Location
Thumb area of Michigan
You have nothing to lose, as long as you have a good time. I took one of our "older not shown" out just for the fun of it. He seemed to have fun along with us. I think that's all that really matters.
 

Marty

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2002
Messages
13,596
Reaction score
520
Location
Tennessee
You've got a real cutie pie on your hands there.

I always say that every horse has a gift to give. You have to find your little guy's talent wether it be obstacles, jumping, driving, etc. or just have a great color to show off or a lap sitter like mine. But all horses do have a chance to excell at something in the ring if you train them. I see a child there and looks like a great opportunity to get involved with 4-H as a really nice little youth horse.
 

strass

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2005
Messages
507
Reaction score
0
Location
Po-Dunk, Oklahoma
I agreee with Marty.


If he's gelded, you have the perfect person to show him right there in that picture.
 

Tobey

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 6, 2004
Messages
256
Reaction score
0
Location
Northern WI
He is gelded. I have never shown before but we are kicking around the idea of showing him and maybe one other. And you are right--that person in the picture would make an awesome showman. He's my little helper around here


Thanks!
 

Farmhand

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2004
Messages
1,301
Reaction score
0
Location
Thumb area of Michigan
Tobey said:
He is gelded.  I have never shown before but we are kicking around the idea of showing him and maybe one other.  And you are right--that person in the picture would make an awesome showman.  He's my little helper around here 
Thanks!

423880[/snapback]

One thing I might mention, he probably shouldn't be in there without some SHOES on.
 

Marty

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2002
Messages
13,596
Reaction score
520
Location
Tennessee
If he's already gelded I surely would go for everything I could with the adorable child at the lead rope. There is nothing more fabulous than to have the little ones out there. I tell you that when my boys were showing, (they were practically born in the show ring) I had never a problem with them until they quit horses!

I was a 4-H leader for many years and used to do some judging and clinics in local shows for the kids. Best thing in the world to start a kid off. If you can find a good club, get the kids going.



One thing I might mention, he probably shouldn't be in there without some SHOES on

Yea that is so right because how would you like it if you had 35 year old manure still stuck under your toe nails?????


not to mention every toe I own has been broken......
not a pretty site. (and that ain't no joke)
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Tobey

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 6, 2004
Messages
256
Reaction score
0
Location
Northern WI
I just wanted to say as a rule, we aren't in the pasture without shoes on. I will have to keep a closer eye on that.

Marty your boys are adorable!!! Something about little boys and being dressed up makes your heart melt doesn't it? Love the hats too
 

Bluerocket

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 18, 2003
Messages
2,570
Reaction score
0
IMO practically ANY mini can be shown in SOMETHING --- whether at the county fair in the games classes --- or in costume --- or halter --- or color -- or liberty -- or obstacle -- or performance.... or any of the other classes.

He is cute for sure!!

JJay
 

Latest posts

Top