Halter

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 29, 2021 | News and Publications , Showmanship
AQHA Professional Horsewoman Kathy Smallwood troubleshoots common mistakes with banding, poorly fitted halters and dirty, dusty horses.
March 26, 2021 | News and Publications , Judging
Good conformation in a horse starts with structure and balance. An expert in equine conformation shows the ideals in Quarter Horse conformation.
January 19, 2021 | News and Publications , Conformation
Compare these two horses through the eyes of an AQHA Professional Horseman.
January 14, 2021 | News and Publications , Grooming
Professionals and judges share their horse grooming tips and tricks.
December 14, 2020 | Showing , Showing
Troubleshoot the halter horse set-up, leading and showing to the judge with these pro tips.

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