Mike has been going to horse shows for many years. His daughter showed her Quarter Horse in local horse show circuits so he is very experienced at trailering, grooming, and being an overall “horse show dad.” It wasn’t until he met Jennette that he was introduced to the Arabian breed and began traveling to bigger, breed circuit shows. He prefers to be around horses, (rather that riding them), but thought he might like to try showing horses in halter. (Sort of like how they show dogs.)
So, he decided to try his hand at Arabian halter showing, where the horses are judged on conformation, presence, and type. The handler also needs to learn how to present the horse in the ring to its best advantage. For the last few weeks, Mike practiced working with “Slick,” Jennette’s purebred Arabian gelding.
We took Mike to a local Arabian show this past weekend and he won his first blue ribbon in his maiden voyage in the show ring!!! Congratulations!
(I say thanks to my buddy Slick for taking good care of him…)