I've always wondered what does a judge look for in a horse show?

I know they look at:

  • Conformation
  • Personality
  • Gait
  • Presentation

I'll be attending a 2-3 year old all breed class with an Appaloosa.

My issue is the Appaloosa breed notoriously has a small mane/tail which only really grows out with age. In an all breed class I imagine this would be a negative point unless the judge knows about the breed.

I'm based in the UK but other countries will be interesting to read too!

  • Do you want an answer generally, or do you want to know how the mane and tail will affect her showing results?
    – user6796
    Feb 27 '20 at 17:17
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    Hmmm a general one here and I’ll make another linking back to here about her mane and tail specifically :) Feb 27 '20 at 19:29

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