Some people do not like the fall of the Kerry and prefer to see the Kerry's eyes. While modified falls are not allowed in the conformation show ring, they are acceptable everywhere else.
Does your Kerry have a fall?
Yes - a full fall, close to the standard
Yes - but it's a modified clip to keep it out of his eyes
Yes - but I keep it pinned up
No - I keep his fall trimmed off
Only half of the Kerry owners keep the fall of their Kerry according to the Kerry Standard.
sire: Pharno Hallelujah Chorus
dam: Ciarraigorm iris is blue
Connor lives in Sydney Australia with Marilyn and David Banfield
Cavan's Tear'N Up Jack
Lisiji Jack Be Nimble, CD
Owned by Kim & Jason Battles
Other people modified the fall for practical reasons.
Roxy, 2 years in this picture, goes on every ride with Pat Shepard. She not only wears a harness and is tethered to the dune buggy, but the "Doggles" really protect her eyes. Pat says that the hardest part is getting the fall out of the way to put the goggles on. The "unicorn" approach works best.
Kerries in performance events often have braided falls or are without a fall to be able to see better.
Rocket is Keristar's to the Moon.
Owned by Sharon Burnett and
bred by Betty Ann & Bill Clayton.
The photographer is Jerry Levin.
(c) 2003, Creative Indulgence Photography
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First KBT's in 20 years to be in the Superdogs!
Korey Sherwin, Canada
Lexie with her hair in a braid!
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Zoe, owned by Jo Porter, Albuquerque, NM
Sharon Burnett, WA, USA
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