I joined the NBHA over the winter with intentions on showing this summer. It rolled around to the first show and I realized I really have not a clue about anything for the NBHA and decided to just stick with gaming. Now I'm kinda wanting to do NBHA shows again...a little late but oh well!
The thing is NBHA is certainly NOT beginner friendly and I don't know any member personally that I can ask for help. I have all sorts of questions...I'm hoping there is a member or a few on here that can help? I feel like alot of my questions are just plain silly but I don't know the answers just the same.
So, here goes...
First off, does your horse have to be a certain amount of 'good' to run? I mean I'm not going to be bringing a horse that's blowing through turns or bucking mid pattern, but I don't know how my mare is going to be compared to those horses. Does it matter? I've been to one NBHA show and saw some less than impressive runs so that gave me some hope LOL.
Secondly, I know the difference between 1D-4D but when a show is advertised as 3D (that's what I most commonly see) how do you know if your horse is 3D if it's your first time showing with NBHA, is that what the exhibitions are for? Yep...I don't know what exhibitions are for even
And finally, sponsers. Do you NEED a sponser to be able to compete?
I didn't realize there was so much to it, I don't want to waste this years membership when I really DO want to show. If I don't ask these questions SOMEWHERE, I'm just going to keep wanting to show but won't be able to.
I've been doing gaming with my mare this year and she's finally getting to the point where she's ready to be 'pushed' which has brought my thoughts back to NBHA.
ANY help or advice would be greatly appreciated!!