Hello form the Pacific North West! (Also show questions)

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  1. Nov 22, 2019 #1

    Stripe13

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    Hello! I come from Washington state, and I have two minis. Jessica, who’s a black and white pinto and her daughter, Rebel (also a black and white pinto).
    I’ve been showing Jessica in 4H and WAHSET for some years now. I’ve had her and her daughter for about 6 years now, and I absolutely love my minis! I ride and own regular horses as well, but there’s just something about them that makes me like them all the much more.
    I’ve trained Rebel from a baby, and she was first shown last year in in-hand horse relay. She did fantastic!

    I’m hoping to start showing in AMHR and Pinto shows next year with Jessica, but I’ve never been to a mini show before. Anyone have any tips? I’m also planning to buy a smaller mini for AMHA shows sometime in the future.
    One question I have is that I always see minis being set “parked out” while in halter. Is this necessary? Jessica can do it, however I think she looks better set squarely since she has more of a stock horse body build. What method should I use?

    Thank you!

    this is Jessica
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    And this is Rebel!
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  2. Nov 22, 2019 #2

    plaid mare

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    Welcome to the forum! Your mini's are adorable. I have no advice to give, but the members of this forum are a wealth of knowledge. I am sure they will answer your questions.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2019 #3

    MindySchroder

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    Welcome! I don't show anymore and am out of the loop but hopefully someone will chime in and give you some advice!

    I do know that there are stock halter classes you can enter if you feel your horse is more of a stock type. Then you would stand her square. I do believe they usually use a western style show halter for those classes.

    Your mares are beautiful!
     
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    Marsha Cassada

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    It is my understanding that horses are set square at AMHA, not parked out. That is more of a hackney stance. You can probably access their rule book online and find out for sure.
     
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    Crimson Rose

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    Welcome from Texas! <3 Your miniatures are adorable!
     
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    Ryan Johnson

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    Welcome to the forum from Australia :)
     

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