Senior AQHA geldings.
Evaluate and place these senior AQHA geldings. Then see how your choices compare to our expert judge’s.
WHEN JUDGING halter classes, it’s important to remember that conformation or physical appearance is the most important criterion. When assessing conformation, I break it down into four categories: balance, structural correctness, breed and sex characteristics, and degree of muscling. Balance is always the most important of the four categories. Keeping that in mind, I then look at structural correctness, taking into account each individual’s specific traits, such as being buck-kneed or calf-kneed, post-legged, etc. I then consider breed and sex characteristics. A horse should look like the breed he represents, showing traits the breed is known for. Finally, I compare muscling volume and tone among the horses in the class. All these traits must be judged and interpreted, and a conclusion made from the available information. As a judge, I must give my best expertise to the horses in front of me, whether they’re world champions or the honorable aged geldings here.
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