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        03-01-2012, 07:34 AM
      #31
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    Originally Posted by Opus    
    No, your horse doesn't need to be registered within breed registries. With A/AA shows you may want/need to register your horse via one of the big organizations, like USEF. It's more or less a way to track the horse's performance in competitions, points they earn, etc.

    And there *are* all sorts of breed shows, but the ones I'm talking about aren't breed specific at all. In fact, they're open to every single (non-gaited) breed out there. Everything from Drafts to Arabians.

    Usually there's smaller hunter/jumper associations you'll see locally, then state associations. And the overall national organizations are USHJA and The United States Equestrian Federation ... Typically, they're all associated with each other.

    It all just depends on your area. :)

    Hmm thanks for the link, i'll have to google and see if theres any H/J associations near me. I think it would be really good information to watch some of those shows. That must of been fun kitten val lol, I personally wont be looking at riding green horses for english haha. I'm going to look at an experienced H/J tb, who was used for lessons. Older and experienced is more my style for learning something new on, I thought about trying to use my 4yr.old, but he just needs to much more work (really spooky), and I would probably be to nervous sitting on his back to focus enough on learning something :/
         
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        03-01-2012, 08:02 AM
      #32
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    Lol! I have my mares since they were yearlings, so it is what it is. :) I feel more comfortable english than western (even though I started them in western saddle). BTW my qh did a better job at the shows than me (I'm getting too high and can't do much with my nerves). However my paint was not shown because of the reason you just stated: she was not ready and is too nervous horse. So I much rather put a better foundation on her.

    If your horse is spooky I'd just keep working with him until both of you feel confident (and 4 years old is still a baby). If you are nervous the horse (especially the younger one) will feed up on you.

    Good luck! I'm sure you'll start showing successfully, just don't be in a hurry and try when you feel you are ready!
         
        03-01-2012, 10:07 AM
      #33
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    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    Lol! I have my mares since they were yearlings, so it is what it is. :) I feel more comfortable english than western (even though I started them in western saddle). BTW my qh did a better job at the shows than me (I'm getting too high and can't do much with my nerves). However my paint was not shown because of the reason you just stated: she was not ready and is too nervous horse. So I much rather put a better foundation on her.

    If your horse is spooky I'd just keep working with him until both of you feel confident (and 4 years old is still a baby). If you are nervous the horse (especially the younger one) will feed up on you.

    Good luck! I'm sure you'll start showing successfully, just don't be in a hurry and try when you feel you are ready!
    Yup he's still a baby, and acts like one to lol. I plan on riding an experienced horse so I can keep up with my riding skills while I work with my paint on the ground. He still needs to learn a lot of basic ground training. I've always rode western, and he was started western, but with his age, I have no doubt he will be easy to switch over. The real problem is finding out if he will excell in a english discapline (sp?).
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        03-01-2012, 10:28 AM
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    ^^ You won't know until you try! My qh is ranch-bred but hated all western disciplines I tried with her. Switched to dressage, and she seems to enjoy to show-off in arena. My paint always been a fan of jumping, so I really hope to start her professionally on that.
         
        03-01-2012, 10:43 AM
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    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    ^^ You won't know until you try! My qh is ranch-bred but hated all western disciplines I tried with her. Switched to dressage, and she seems to enjoy to show-off in arena. My paint always been a fan of jumping, so I really hope to start her professionally on that.
    My only concern is he seems to tend to be lazy lol, and the previous owner was going to use him for barrels.... not sure how she figured he would excell in anything speed related haha. He just has natural slower movement, more like western pleasure. I think his main problem is nobodies really worked with him in awhile. He was bought as a 2yr.old green broke, for a 12yr.old beginner, he spooked and she fell off. Then he was given to the lady I got him from and not long after she got him found out she had cancer in her leg. She hadn't worked with since the end of summer, and the people she got him from threw him out in a pasture with a pony after the girl fell off, and refused to mess with him after the accident. So pretty much he's not had a lot of work done with him, so when you do work with him he has little patience, and can develope an attitude. But overall he's a good boy, and seems to pick up on things quickly.
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        03-01-2012, 11:12 AM
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    Originally Posted by Born2Ride    
    My only concern is he seems to tend to be lazy lol
    Yep, my qh is too. But not anymore. She knows when we are in ring to work her walk/trot should be forward and energetic, not like "i going to die next moment" as it used to be. I'd say just try different things with him - he'll let you know what he doesn't like for sure.
         
        03-01-2012, 07:32 PM
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    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    Yep, my qh is too. But not anymore. She knows when we are in ring to work her walk/trot should be forward and energetic, not like "i going to die next moment" as it used to be. I'd say just try different things with him - he'll let you know what he doesn't like for sure.
    Well I had my first lesson tonight, and the instructor certainly pushs you lol. I sadly didn't get a lunge line lesson like she told us I would, and she made me do some trotting. It was scary and exciting at the same time, it was pretty uncomfortable but I started catching on without falling off haha. So I guess it went pretty well.
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