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Model Horse Showing
 By Equestri   •   20th Apr 2010   •   82,162 views   •   48 comments
For all those horse lovers that love horses to death, but can't interact with them, this is a great alternative. Model horse showing offers a chance to meet other horsie people and have fun with horses. It also challenges you to be creative and imaginative!

There are three types of Model Horse shows you can enter in. The first, and increasingly popular type, is Live Model Horse Showing. This type of showing involves bringing your models to the set show place. This kind of model horse showing includes positives and some negatives.

Model Horse Show

-You have to pack up and bring your models, tack, riders, and props.
-The only available live shows might require you to travel a bit. (Such as a couple hours.)

-Many times there are prizes, raffles, auctions, demonstrations, and more.
-You can meet many other horse lovers.
-Interact more with the judges to find out ways to improve.
-Provides a fun and active day filled with horses!
-Sometimes offer classes for beginners.

Another type of model horse showing is online showing. Because of rising postal rates, the popularity of this type of showing is going up. Entrants take photos of their models in a realistic setting and upload them to their computer. Then the photos are sent in and judged. Entrants must pay special attention to size requirements and also make sure they do not upload the wrong photo!

-Size requirements are strict.
-There always is a chance of sending in the wrong picture!

-It is the cheapest form of showing.
-Photos and models have no chance of getting lost, damaged, broken, etc.
-Sometimes offer classes for beginners.

The last form of model horse showing is mail-in photo shows. This type of showing is much like online showing, except you mail in your photos.

-Postal rates are rising

-There is sometimes a discount for 50 photos or more.
-Sometimes offer classes for beginners.

So there are the three showing options. Now here are directions for taking photos for online and mail-in photo shows.

Model Horse Show1.Pick the model you will use. Make sure there are no chipped off pieces such as ears, and make sure there are no scratches of the paint visible.

2.Set up your background. For a basic arena, spread sand, dirt, or any other natural looking material on a flat surface. I recommend a card table or something of the sort. Place a white wall type thing behind the spreaded ground makes a white arena wall. If you would like to set up another background, or would like to just photograph the horse outside, make sure there is not tall grass that gives away it's size. The key to this is realism.

3.Set your horse in the background. Arrange it so it looks like it's really there. If you have it in action in a ground such as sand, try to make the sand look like it's spraying. It is hard, but it pays off. Some horses look better at certain angles, so place them at angles they look the best in. Photo 3 shows a horse I photographed in an arena like background. You can see the place I put set it up in.

4.Level your camera at about the horses withers. Make sure you do not catch anything that is not part of your set-up. You want the horse to fill the camera lens, but not so much that you cut off an ear, hooves, or tail.

5.Shoot until you get one that's picture-perfect!

Model Horse Showing is a great experience. I think that everybody should try it at least once. It is a great way to get into the horsie world!

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cool article!
  Aug 6, 2012  •  2,288 views
Bright Horizon  
Are you CinnamonMewMew? Love your videos if you are. :)
  Mar 29, 2012  •  2,318 views
Hahahha! I love the videos.
  Jan 22, 2012  •  2,290 views
Let It Ride  
thats sooo cool :)
  Jan 12, 2012  •  2,304 views
wow nice vidios
  Jan 5, 2012  •  2,299 views
This is adorable! Hahah I didn't realize this was actually a hobby! Cute
  Nov 6, 2011  •  2,293 views
Oh, and Live shows, I think are personally MUCH better than photo shows
  Oct 1, 2011  •  2,280 views
All That Jazz  
Great article.
  Aug 30, 2011  •  2,287 views
Still watching the videos and laughing my butt off!!
  Aug 24, 2011  •  2,321 views
!And i have never heard of shows like that!Thats new to me!!
  Aug 24, 2011  •  2,321 views
xD Those videos are awesome
  Aug 24, 2011  •  2,321 views
Warped Faith  
i love the videos
  Jul 31, 2011  •  2,280 views
Great article- lol :)
  Jul 29, 2011  •  2,278 views
i looove model horses. i have 78 and show about 40 or 50 live
  Jul 26, 2011  •  2,279 views
Sunny Daze  
You have quite a few horse models. BUT I do too!
  18 days ago  •  2,288 views
that is so cool. i collect model horses and never thought about this!
  21 days ago  •  2,460 views
this is neat!!!
  39 days ago  •  2,301 views
Alanna Hill  
Awsome! ...i love Breyers!
  58 days ago  •  2,316 views
I have the red roan in the first pic. P
  May 13, 2011  •  1,629 views
That is cool! I used to make custom Breyer's "back in the day" -- lots of fun!
  Apr 12, 2011  •  1,242 views
It's so cool you're really in to this!
  Mar 6, 2011  •  1,238 views
I love breyers! Classic!
  Mar 5, 2011  •  1,230 views
Lol I had to laugh at the intro.
  Feb 26, 2011  •  1,232 views
great article :) i have two modal horse show distrits, NBHA and PSHA :) cheak us out on all the old servers :D
  Dec 16, 2010  •  1,330 views
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