Mandatory elimination (disqualification with dismissal from the ring) is a ‘no score’ – list the cause on the score sheet; judge still signs the score sheet.
O Any contact of the horse with a whip.
O Horse possesses a whip mark (welt) on any portion of the horse. (Judge must complete USEF Whip Mark Form.
See AR105.4 for additional information. ) o removal of eyelashes o changing the natural color of the mane and/or tail (See GR802) o balding the area around the eyes or proximal to the muzzle and nostrils o No product shall be applied to a horse’s hoof to hide or conceal a conformation defect.
Only clear or transparent products may be used on the hooves of horses while being shown in Breeding and/or In-Hand classes.
O A judge must order from the ring any unruly horse or one whose actions threaten to endanger the handler, other exhibitors or their entries.
O A judge must order from the ring any handler who exhibits inappropriate or dangerous behavior or whose actions would in any way threaten the safety of any exhibitor, their entries or the safety of class officials. Exit-the-Ring Class Procedure All class entrants must be in a “controlled paddock” outside the ring. One attendant can accompany the handler and the horse in the paddock. The USEF steward and/or the Show Commission/Show Committee shall supervise this area.
Note: unless there are multiple stewards present, the steward can oversee the area but cannot be committed to the area fulltime since his/her duties include other areas of the competition. Only one specified person appointed by the show committee shall be in the controlled paddock to assist with enhancing action as horses enter the arena.
Controlled Paddock The USEF Arabian Committee has clarified that the controlled paddock can be used for either the In-the ring Procedure or the Exit the ring Procedure.
As mentioned earlier in this document, safety is a prime consideration. Arabian Scoring System (rev 2010) Major and Minor Faults Category *Head * in front of Category name indicates a conformation category.
Major Fault Minor Fault Overshot jaw (parrot mouth) Narrow eye set Undershot jaw (monkey mouth) Excessive length to head Convex head (Roman nose) Large coarse ears Small eye (pig eyes) Wide set ears (sheep eared) Human eye (purebred only) Excessively close set ears Glass/blue eyes (purebred only) Long head Cataract/cloudy eye Narrow head Course muzzle Course, meaty features Lop ears or cow ears.
Low set Straight neck.
Swan neck Short neck Ewe shaped Excessive crest Poor hinge Thick throat Excessive heavy neck Straight shoulder Flat withers (mutton withers) High croup Hernia Long coupling – long back Low in the back (sway back) Shallow body Rafter hips Short croup Short hip Steep sloping hip Calf knees (sheep knees).
Toe in (pigeon toed) Bench knees (offset knees) Buck knees (knee sprung) Bow legs (bandy legged) Capped elbow Knock knees (knee narrow) Straight or short pasterns Coon footed (excessive sloped pasterns) Tied in knees (tied in tendons) Toes out (splay footed) Long cannons (high knees) Base narrow (stands close) Base wide (stands wide) Post legged.
Stands under (sickle hocks) Toes out Bow legged (bandy hocked) Long cannons (high hocks) Cow hocked Straight or short pasterns Capped hock Coon footed.
Bog spavin Stands wide (base wide) Thoroughpin Camped out .
Stands close (base narrow) Curb Club foot Broken axis of pastern and hoof Dished foot Feet out of balance Contracted narrow feet (mule footed) Wind puffs (joint capsule hygromas) Splints caused from faulty conformation Splints with no faulty conformation) Ring or side bones Epiphysitis Bowed tendons Ossolets Founder (laminitis) No tail carriage.
Low set tail Wry tail Irregular strides Lacks coordination Stubby movement Paddles out Choppy stride Short stride Wings in *Neck and Shoulder *Back, Loin and Hip *Legs and Feet.
FRONT LEGS *Legs and Feet REAR LEGS *Legs and Feet ANY LEG ANY LEG, cont. Arabian Type Movement
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