Yearling Trail

yrlg-trail.jpgA class that I don’t get too see often is Yearling Trail in Hand. At the Canadian National Appaloosa Show in Brandon, Manitoba, last week, there were four or five entries and all seemed quite well adjusted for their age. It was pretty impressive to see how calmly they handled a bridge, some tight turns, straight back-ups, etc.

Before we move on to other subjects, I need to say “Thank You” to the ApHCC Board of Directors and all the participants at the show for a truly enjoyable visit. The conversations were helpful and comfortable. The hospitality was warm and genuine. Hope to see you all at another Appaloosa event. Thanks!

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  1. Muchell Vahl Said,

    August 6, 2008 @ 9:45 am

    We have this class at our Open shows and it is one of the largest classes we have. People love it. We adopted the Paint Assoc rules as they were one of the first to adopt it. This year we introduced our Hunter In Hand class and it too is beginning to take off. Because it is an Open show for all breeds we also allow anyone with minis to participate too. People love these classes, it gives them something to do with their young horses besides just halter.

  2. Jodie LaRosh Said,

    August 6, 2008 @ 10:01 am

    This is one class that I’d LOVE to see offered in more of the ApHC shows. It would be very nice to include those youngsters up to two years old. Many breeders don’t start their horses until three or four years old. This is a great class to show off what kind of training you are doing and the “trainability” of your young stock. I use this class at Open shows when offered. It’s more interesting for the horse and handler than Halter. There are typically 5 -7 entries in the in-hand trail classes we enter.

  3. Sarah Craig Said,

    August 8, 2008 @ 11:14 am

    I also would love to see this class at ApHC shows. I did one once at an Open Breed/Morgan Show with my then 2-year old Appaloosa Filly and had a great time doing it! It gave me something to show her in since she’s pleasure, not halter bred.

  4. Barb {escote;;o Said,

    August 29, 2008 @ 9:08 am

    What a great idea. Learning something new all the time. Am going to encourage this at local shows and will work up from there.

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