Blue Arabian Horse Catalog Schooling Show ~ Summer 2003
Instructions for your video presentation.
~ Only one horse per video tape ~ Presentation of the horse must be at the beginning of the tape ~ Use VHS tape only ~
~ Weanlings and 1 year olds may be shown in a halter and lead. All other horses must be shown in a snaffle bridle to include a snaffle bit, browband and throatlatch. ~
~ The best presentation of the horse will be obtained by keeping the frame filled by the horse ~
* Set your markers (cones or buckets) in a triangle according to the diagram below
* Place your video at the point where the judge would be
* Show the horse to the video as if the judge were there
* Walk the horse to the point of the triangle and halt in the 'open stance'
* Video the full horse from the left side, and continue filming the horse as you walk around the front, the right side, the rear, and back to the right side.
* The video should stay at the judge's position as the handler walks the horse 15 meters to the first cone, turns right, walks across the back of the smaller triangle, turns right and walks back to the starting point. As the horse passes between the point of the triangle and the judge/video, the handler will ask the horse to turn right and trot away from the video up the side of the 30 meter triangle, turn right at the second marker, trot across the back, turn at the final marker and trot back to the judge. ~ the end ~
Congratulations!! You have done it!
Stand horse in 'Open Stance'. Notice you can see all four legs. The left front leg and left hind leg should be directly under the shoulder and hip and with the right side front leg slightly back and the right hind leg forward. The head should be alert yet relaxed
Have the attendant stand the horse, and the video operator slowly circle the horse pausing briefly on the left side, front, right side, rear and coming back to the left side.
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by holding your fingers between the reins, you can turn the horse to the left or right by twisting your hand at the wrist.
This handler is correctly jogging at the horse's shoulder as they travel at a trot from the last marker straight back to the judge.
This handler has his reins at the side of the horses neck instead of under the chin. That is fine. See how he is staying at the horse's shoulder at the trot. This helps to present the horse in his best form.
This is the judge's view of a correctly handled horse with the handler jogging at the horse's shoulder on the left side.
You video should be filmed from the judge's position, so it will show the horse walking away, walking across and walking back.
If your horse is bucking and misbehaving, it will be difficult for the judge to see it's true gaits. The judge can only score what is presented at that time.
This handler is too far back
This handler is too far forward