In-hand?

y03mylers

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Ok after the bolting incident last week, i'm thinking this year will be FAR too early to start ridden showing with Gem. So i'd like to try in-hand showing with him. Problem's are:
1) i don't know what shows i can enter him in
2) what i have to wear
3) what each show would consist of me doing

Any help is greatly appreciated
Here is a picture of him..

He is supposedly 13.1hh but he looks a bit smaller, he is approz 10years on and not sure if he's passported. He's a cheeky chap and is strawberry roan.

x
 

loziasa

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What a lovely little thing he is!

Is he a particular breed? Because sometimes that can help with things i.e you could enter him in an in hand mountain and moorland class if he was welsh/other native breed.

Other than that I am not too sure what else there is in hand as most places are pretty limited. Most shows usually have a novelty class like nicest mane, longest tail, bonny pony etc. You might be able to do something like that with him cos it doesnt really matter what breed he is as such as long as he looks reasonably smart.

Where abouts do you live? It depends on what shows you have nearby as some have different classes to others.

Hope this helps!
 

Mehitabel

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Ok after the bolting incident last week, i'm thinking this year will be FAR too early to start ridden showing with Gem. So i'd like to try in-hand showing with him. Problem's are:
1) i don't know what shows i can enter him in
2) what i have to wear
3) what each show would consist of me doing

1) http://rehorses.com/classes.html
2) http://rehorses.com/other.html
3)http://rehorses.com/what_to_do_inhand.html

as he is not a registerd anything, then you are going ot need to stick to local level really. the second link has a lot of the classes that you're liekely to find - there will be something he can do!
 
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Like Soot says most local shows have coloured classes so you could enter that and they tend to have best condition in hand and most handsome gelding (or in his case most cutest little fluff!)
The inhand classes I have done have all been walking around together first of all and you are then brought into a line up. You then walk out one by one for the jusge to look at the horse. You usually walk away from the judge when instructed and then trot back straight to the judge (when you turn you turn to the right so that you do not come between the horse and the judge). Sometimes they run there hands over them and I have had a hoof picked up before too.

Dress - I am not sure although they do say to wear trousers that contrast with the horses legs so dont wear pale trousers or anything simular in colour to him.

Good Luck

Just looked at the Links Mehitabel gives and tells you everything you need to know on there
 
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