Show Time. When you get to the showgrounds, it’s a good idea to take your horse for a walk right away so he can look around and relax. Let him hand-graze if he’s interested; otherwise, allow him to take in the sights and sounds for a few minutes.
What do they judge at a horse show? Most classes are judged “over fences.” In these classes, the horse and rider jump a set of obstacles in a particular order. A judge evaluates each competitor, and then awards ribbons and prizes to the top performers.
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Itching can be a legitimate reason for a horse wanting to rub on something, but that something shouldn’t be you. That doesn’t mean that you can’t help out your itchy horse, though. If you’ve just come in from a long, hot ride and your horse is sweaty under the bridle, rubbing is just a way to scratch her itchy head.
Is Horseback Riding Difficult? … So, while just sitting on a horse may appear easy, learning to ride well is just as difficult as learning to do any other sport well. The Topendsports website lists horseback riding as the 54th most demanding sport, based on 10 components of athleticism.
Body Language. A horses who is irritated may stomp his feet. Pawing with the front legs usually indicates boredom or stress, but some horses will do this when angry. His hind leg may be cocked or raised to indicate irritation or that he may be preparing to become aggressive and kick.
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Your horse should be well groomed, in good weight, healthy coat, trimmed whiskers, mane appropriate length for discipline, etc. I try hard to ignore this, but I can’t help but wonder why the horse had to be ridden to that point right before class. It’s not something an you want a judge to have to think about.
It’s Show Time