View Full Version : What is the "look" for large gallow

29-05-07, 12:48 AM
I have a very pretty (not biased at all hehe) rising 3yo Arabian Warmblood filly who I am hoping will end up no bigger than 15hh so I can show her in Large Galloway classes. I feel she is too Araby in the head for open hack classes but I am hoping she will be ok for Large Galloway classes.

Having never shown in Large Galloway classes before I am interested to know what type of horses do well? Looks-wise that is. She has super movement - and doesn't carry herself like an Arab (no offence to Arabian owners) but definitely has a slightly dishy head.

29-05-07, 01:19 AM
If she is that pretty then she would be better large Galloway than Hack so you are barking up the right tree!!
There are some very 'dishy' Riding pony heads in the galloway ring at the moment so you will fit in fine!
Just make sure you weight the tail!!

Le Le
29-05-07, 01:21 AM
This is my boy. He's 15hh, pure arab (but looks like a part bred) He is too araby for the open galloway classes though. He has a flat head, no dish at all. and looks more like a big arabian riding pony. But his tail carriage is a bit high.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/Le_Le_1985/AGS1.jpg (http://photobucket.com)

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/Le_Le_1985/AGS2.jpg (http://photobucket.com)

Le Le
29-05-07, 01:23 AM
Lets try that again :)



29-05-07, 01:45 AM
This will give you an idea too!

Second row down on the left is the very pretty Arabian Riding Pony 'Confusions of Rathowen' who is a former EFA and SHCQ galloway of the year!


29-05-07, 02:17 AM
I have and anglo.. he does well in hacking. i havent hacked him but i know that is all the previous owners did with him.(chestnut)

and my arab warmblood who looks araby:P i have taken him to an encourage hack show and i think he did well..



Le Le
29-05-07, 02:24 AM
Do you have any photos Alto?

29-05-07, 03:05 AM
Am I missing something here? Isn't a large galloway open class the same as an open hack class just different heights, ie. 14.2h not exceeding 15h for large galloway and 15h + for hacks, so if your horse is 15h it's a large galloway and if it's 15.1h then it's a hack. Sorry I'm just a little confused here, please feel free to clarify for me.

Le Le
29-05-07, 03:18 AM
yes you are right SS,
however your hacks are normally TB's and judges generally prefer this 'plainer' (cant think of a better word) look. where as in the galloways, there are riding pony/TB's, and they and it is more acceptable for them to be more refined and pretty. If that makes sense.

29-05-07, 03:21 AM
Your right shuvlinchite!!
but once you go up to a Hack over 15hh a different 'type' is expected.
Hacks are generaly TB's and most of the big time winners are very TB looking (even if they are other breeds!) some famous TB 'look a likes' are 'Highbury' (registered ASH) Wingrove Image (registered ASH) Kanavor Trick or Treat (Arabian Waemblood.

I guess they are just more 'horsey' looking!!

29-05-07, 03:49 AM
50% Part bred arab, won heavyweight galloway at Royal in her day, but would probably now be considered hunter type, though really doesn't have enough bone.

and another one Arab RP type, also won H/weight galloway at royal, also have been told he's now a hunter type, though I haven't yet shown him hunter.

If your horse looks too "araby" in the back end, you may find that the RP types will always get put up, when the competition's close.

29-05-07, 04:00 AM
Too true Leahrydeary, Im an 'Arab person' but hate Araby back ends!!!

29-05-07, 04:19 AM
No photos no sorry. She has only just been started under saddle and is a woolly little yak at the mo. Fortunately she doesn't have a really high tail carriage, and if she is anything like her 4yo sister once she has filled out will lose the araby look. However she will definitely be only just over 15hh if she does go that far which is such a crappy height to show.... too big for Large Galloway and too small to hack to get anywhere against the bigger ones. That's why I am hoping she will stop short of 15hh.

29-05-07, 04:23 AM
Le Le your boy is very pretty. My girl looks less Araby than him though.

Le Le
29-05-07, 04:51 AM
Thanks Alto. This is a side on pic. He looks more araby in those pics than he looks in real life, this is more what he looks like...


He's put on a bit more weight now and is muscling up a bit more too. But as you can see, doesnt look pure bred. Is just take her/him out and see what happens.. you'll wont know unless you try