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What the Judge is Looking for in a Colt

It is impossible to know what every judge is looking for in a colt – many judges don’t know how to judge a colt class – they usually only judge horses under saddle and make real mistakes in judging colt shows.  Listed below are some of the most common characteristics that a judge should look for in a colt:

1. Loose moving colt at a walk.
2. One that uses himself all over.
3. One that is high-headed.
4. One that is well-mannered.
5. One that is pretty.
6. One that, in the line up, looks sharp and alert.
7. One that has a lot of head motion.
8. One that has good conformation.
9. One that is in good condition.
10. One with a good over-stride.
11. One that has a pleasant coloration.
12. One that is “looking through the bridle or halter for a bigger town.”


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Last Updated: March 28, 2017

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