The Fit of a Show Halter Matters
Halter and showmanship are two classes that rely strongly on first impressions. You don’t get a second chance at a first impression. Poor halter fit is a common halter horse showing mistake, and that’s why halter showing tips often cover the fit of the horse’s leather halter.
There’s no way a judge can be convinced you are an experienced exhibitor if your presentation and equipment aren’t right. Judges are human, so let’s put that psychology to work in your favor. If your equipment and presentation look polished, you’ll give the impression that you know what you’re doing.
You want the judges to think that, because when it comes down to splitting hairs when the judge has two identical horses and one handler exudes confidence, proper spacing in the line, and doing a better job appearing to be more experienced – that person is probably going to get the nod rather than someone who doesn’t show those things.
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