Okay, I've only done two shows before. This will be my third and the horse I'm going with it'll be her second show. I'm sure she'll be fine - hopefully at least. We're doing intro tests...Ever met a horse that hates to canter? I have. Some days her canter is amazing, but most days it's just a mess. Anyways, we should do pretty well. She's good with her head, has a good free walk and I'm hoping to get some tips on my legs from the judges - I have no idea what I'm doing with them anymore.
Before I head into the ring I've found that I become nervous. I'll even get very tense and stressed and throw my horse off a ton sometimes. But the minute we're in the ring everything falls together. I remember at my first show, the green horse I was riding didn't totally get the jog thing yet (it was western) and we couldn't get it in the arena. But in the ring? It was pretty dang amazing. My mind just kind of...I don't know. Guess I just don't really think or something?
Pretty much I'm just really super excited and needed to tell someone! It's a week from today - The 12th of July - and I learned about it yesterday. Ah well, I'm still excited!