SHW325. Lameness

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SHW325. LAMENESS The judge shall examine and check for lameness of all horses brought into any class. The judge has the authority to excuse any horse from the class, due to lameness, at any time while being judged. This is essential regardless of whether or not the competition indicates it is necessary.

  • SHW325.1 Obvious lameness shall be cause for disqualification. Obvious lameness is:
    • SHW325.1.1 Consistently observable at a trot under all circumstances;
    • SHW325.1.2 Marked nodding, hitching or shortened stride;
    • SHW325.1.3 Minimal weight-bearing in motion and/or at rest and inability to move.