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Hello! Is this board still active? I have a question on showing, like for halter.. do you clip the whiskers off like they would do for a quarter horse. What type of halter do you show them in, I would love to find video of a halter class but cannot find any that give step by step instructions on getting one ready body conditionings I mean. Clipping, etc.
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Halter... clipping the face is totally owner choice. Some clip, some don't. Personally Iove to see a clean face so I clip
Halters, western show halters are appropriate if you are wearing western attire, if you are in english attire, then leather english tack is appropriate. I have one horse that my silver show bridle doesn't fit so he got shown in just a nice black padded leather halter. As long as it's clean and not cheap looking it's appropriate.
Conditioning, CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN. They should be in good body condition. If it's a Gypsy show you will find that it's more relaxed than a all breed show as far as tack and handler attire. As for the horse, you make them look as pretty as you can. I never body clip. They are hairy beasties and that's how I leave them. Have lots of first place placings so there must be judges who agree with me.
Good luck in your shows.
Here is a post here on the message board if you click this link http://forums.delphiforums.com/gypsyhorseworld/messages/40/1 with a great video on show halters, also if you go the the videos on their Facebook page they have ones about clipping etc. I personally love a clean face so I clip for breed and open shows and I show in a Western style silver show halter in western attire.
Best of luck!!