17 Horse Show Tips from AQHA Judge April Devitt
Whether you’re just getting started showing horses or you’re a longtime horse show veteran, we all want to improve our next horse show.
Since AQHA Professional Horsewoman April Devitt became a trainer and then a judge, she has seen exhibitors do well and she has seen exhibitors do poorly. Here she shares 17 horse show tips from a judge’s perspective.
- Believe the judge is rooting for you. As judges, we’re here to encourage and make it the most enjoyable day you can have. We want to encourage you.
- Each class is a new class. You can’t change what happened in a previous class but you can improve on it. If a bad ride happens, let it go and move on.
- Practice like you play. Practice at home is the single most important way to prepare for a horse show.
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