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Model Horse Intro Slideshow

  1. 1. Getting Started with model horses A beginners guide to participating in model horse shows
  2. 2. Choosing a horse <ul><li>Is the horse realistic? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not a unicorn or pegasus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colour </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Choosing a horse <ul><li>Condition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free of rubs, breaks or chips. Your horse should be mint, or without damage. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Choosing a horse <ul><li>Is your horse in an appropriate pose? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Choosing a horse <ul><li>Give your horse a personality! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name : Andy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breed : Andalusian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender : Stallion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age : 6 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Grooming and Showmanship <ul><li>For Grooming and Showmanship you are required to have the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Halter or Bridle for your horse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tack box w/ appropriate grooming tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showmanship Pattern </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Breed description </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Grooming and Showmanship <ul><li>Halters and Bridles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Western and stock breeds can be shown in a halter. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English horse and hunter breeds may be shown in a bridle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The lead rope should be placed over the horse’s shoulder, don’t let it dangle as this presents a dangerous situation! </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Grooming and Showmanship <ul><li>Some breeds have special halters or bridles that they are shown in. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Grooming and Showmanship <ul><li>What is required in your tack box? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hoof pick, curry comb, brush, bucket, sponge, leg wraps, leadline, shampoo, mane and tail comb, saddle soap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other items are encouraged!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make as many from scratch as your can </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure things are in scale with your horse. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Grooming and Showmanship <ul><li>Patterns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a pattern from a show you have attended or make up your own. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The pattern should be neatly drawn on a card no bigger than 5x8 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Grooming and Showmanship <ul><li>Breed description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This should be no more than 100 words! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should be written by the member, don’t just copy from a book or print out a computer page. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure you list your source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check for spelling and grammar errors! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type or print NEATLY!! </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Grooming and Showmanship Setting up you entry
  13. 13. Halter and breed classes <ul><li>What do you need to enter Halter classes? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NO scenery or handler dolls. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Halters and Bridles are optional. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breed descriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any breed in any pose will work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are they judged on? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50% on the model (and tack if used) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% on the breed description. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Halter and breed classes <ul><li>Judging: The Model and Tack </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Model should be free of rubs, scratches, or breaks </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Halter and breed classes <ul><li>Judging: The Model and Tack </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Model should display appropriate breed characteristics </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Halter and breed classes <ul><li>Your model may be in any pose for this class! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Halter and breed classes <ul><li>Judging: The Model and Tack </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tack should be breed appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tack should be well fitted </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Halter and breed classes <ul><li>Breed description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This should be no more than 100 words! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should be written by the member, don’t just copy from a book or print out a computer page. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure you list your source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check for spelling and grammar errors! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type or print NEATLY!! </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Pleasure and Performance classes <ul><li>What’s the difference? </li></ul><ul><li>Pleasure classes are just the model in appropriate class. No scenery. A brief description is required stating what the horse is doing and what type of tack it is wearing. </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Classes require a scene or diorama. You will need “props” to compete in these. A brief description is needed telling about your entry and a pattern if the class calls for one. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Pleasure and Performance classes <ul><li>Choosing a horse! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your horse must be in an appropriate pose. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your horse may be any breed for most of the classes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The only real exceptions are breed specific classes. For example, you wouldn’t put a Quarter Horse in an Arabian Costume Class…. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Pleasure and Performance classes <ul><li>Tack! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check your 4-H rulebook or visit the USEF website to learn what type is required for your entry. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure that it is well fitted to your model. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try making your own tack! At our 4-H show, tack that is homemade will place higher than commercially made tack. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Pleasure and Performance classes <ul><li>Setting up for Performance! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You will be given a limited area to set up your entry in, so be creative with your horse’s pose! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure that you have all appropriate props to make your entry realistic and that they are in scale with the horse. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Judging is 50% on the model, tack and set up and 50% on the description provided. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Pleasure and Performance classes <ul><li>Event description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure to tell exactly what the horse is doing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This should be no more than 100 words! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should be written by the member, don’t just copy from a book or print out a computer page. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure you list your source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check for spelling and grammar errors! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type or print NEATLY!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a pattern for the event if needed. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Pleasure and Performance classes
  25. 25. Pleasure and Performance classes <ul><li>Example of Western Perf. Entry </li></ul>
  26. 26. Pleasure and Performance classes
  27. 27. Pleasure and Performance classes
  28. 28. Pleasure and Performance classes <ul><li>Examples of Driving entries </li></ul>
  29. 29. Where can I buy Models <ul><li>Tractor Supple Company, Ollies, TJ Maxx and tack shops (Stagecoach West in NY) </li></ul><ul><li>You can also buy online. Ebay is a great place to find vintage models or you can shop on Breyer’s website, also Model Horse Sales Page is a great place to check! </li></ul>
  30. 30. How do I make Tack? <ul><li>Tack Making Kits are available: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rio Rondo Enterprises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unicorn Woman Tack </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search Online for How-to guides </li></ul><ul><li>Check Model Horse Sales Pages for how to guides and kits </li></ul>
  31. 31. Reference Photos <ul><li>Using Google Image search, find reference photos for breeds, costumes and performance entries. You can include these with your entry to help add validity to what you’ve created! </li></ul>
  32. 32. Magazines and Books <ul><li>Currently Breyer has the most readily available Model Horse Magazine: Just About Horses (JAH) </li></ul><ul><li>The Breyer Guide : Currently in its 5 th edition </li></ul>
  33. 33. Most of all, HAVE FUN!!

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