I have a soon-to-be 13 year old haflinger mare. She is truly a good girl, but i don't know what classes to put her in. She doesn't move like a hunter but could get along fine in very small shows, but i would like to enter several show series, not just two. She wouldn't be good for eq because she is a bit rushy and needs a firm hand with changes in body and hand position. That is out of the question, but should be ok for very small shows. But the big issue is her lips.
Yes, lips. Opposable lips.
When i ride her (and even put pressure on her nose with my hand) her lips just go and go and go. They form words, but no sound comes out. I think i would get marked down right off the bat because of that.
She also chomps at the bit.
So that leaves jumpers. She is pretty fast and can collect her canter a bit, but im worried about sharp turns because she sort of drifts.
What do you think?
Thanks for the input! I'm desperate!
She jumps at least 2 feet