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Michigan 4-H horse show judge Rich Fitch shares his personal perspective on his favorite classes, pet peeves and the best piece of advice he’s been given.

Horse Show Trends from a Judge's Perspective. Webinar Preview - to view the full webinar, visit: http://www.myhorseuniversity.com/resources/webcasts/showingtrends. #horses #horseshow

We Ask the Judges: Show Trends They Wish Would Go Away - GoHorseShow.com (In summary - low heads and excessive bling!)

"Some of my kids show Western & around here none of the kids in the Western classes wear helmets. This is one girl I coached at a show who wanted to show Western & you better believe she was the only kid in there with a helmet! She didn't mind though. She knows helmets protect your noggin & even if the judge detracts points your brain is worth it because horses, no matter who they are, are unpredictable prey animals" - Allison Mitkowski

Steps to the Stop Learn to see and feel a stop in your mind, so you are better prepared to ask for the maneuver when horseback.