Evaluates conformation of the American Quarter Horse as a breed. Halter classes are divided by age and sex. Horses are shown with a leather halter and are traveled before judges so that lameness and quality of movement can be evaluated. Horses are judged on balance, structural correctness, breed and sex characteristics and degree of muscling. Of these, balance is the most important.

March 23, 2020 | News and Publications , Equipment rules
Professional advice on proper show halter fit.
March 16, 2020 | News and Publications , Stallion Care
The quest for gold took Iowa breeders Dick and Debra Donnelly from cutting through western pleasure and into halter.
March 12, 2020 | News and Publications , Stallion Care
The orphaned foal became the first AQHA Supreme Champion, the most prestigious title a horse can earn and a tribute to American Quarter Horse versatility.
February 11, 2020 | News and Publications , Showing
The accomplished dun gelding Snipper W earned one of the first two AQHA Champion titles.
January 23, 2020 | News and Publications , Stallion Care
These breeders have had American Quarter Horses longer than Canada has had the maple leaf on its flag.

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