Judging Halter Classes

Learn what AQHA Judges look for in a halter class winner.

Download your FREE copy!

With sometimes dozens of horses in the ring all competing for the same blue ribbon, halter classes might seem overwhelming from a judge’s perspective. But, in truth, AQHA judges are highly trained to spot good conformation and give the top award to the most-deserving horse.

It’s no secret what they’re looking for. You can learn how AQHA judges score halter classes in this FREE report, Judging Halter.

In the 15-page Judging Halter report, you’ll get an understanding of the ideal American Quarter Horse. You’ll train your eye to acknowledge balance, structural correctness, breed and sex characteristics, muscling and more.

Here’s an excerpt from this valuable report:

Halter horse judging is a positive evaluation of balance, structural correctness, breed and sex characteristics and balanced, proportional muscling. The ideal American Quarter Horse shown at halter is a horse that possesses the following characteristics:

  • The horse should possess eye appeal that is the result of a harmonious blending of an attractive head.
  • Refined throatlatch.
  • Well-proportioned, trim neck.
  • Long sloping shoulder.
  • Deep heart girth.
  • Short back.
  • Strong loin and coupling.
  • Long hip and croup.
  • Well-defined and muscular stifle, gaskin, forearm and chest.
  • The horse should be a balanced athlete that is muscled uniformly throughout.
  • These characteristics should be combined with straight and structurally correct legs and feet that are free of defects.

Download your free copy of Judging Halter today, and share it with your friends.