By Mary Cage
When a horse is only a yearling, a good judge must be able to identify a future prospect for Western pleasure or hunter under saddle. In longe line classes, it is important for both judges and exhibitors to understand the movement, conformation and demeanor a yearling must possess in order to succeed.
New to the HorseIQ Library are longe line videos from the 2017 APHA World Championship Show. Use these videos to improve your understanding of the class judging priorities and scoring system, to practice judging and scoring each run, and to understand the nuances that compile to create a winning performance.
In addition to these videos, you will find links to view the judges’ scorecards from the World Show event, providing you a way to compare your scores to how the judges scored the class.
“The library is an incredibly valuable resource that anyone can use to further develop their skill and knowledge of judging multiple different disciplines. These longe line videos will help exhibitors enhance their knowledge and performances, and we look forward to adding more videos from other events into the library soon,” APHA Director of Judges, Shows & Education David Dellin said.
Log in or subscribe to HorseIQ to access the new library of resources. Check back in future weeks as additional classes and resources are added to the library.
HorseIQ is APHA’s innovative online learning platform, designed to help judges and exhibitors alike understand APHA class rules and brush up on their skills. APHA members receive discounted access to this program—to get started, sign up for HorseIQ at horseiq.com.
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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.