So I am training my coming 2 year old for a horse show in the summer. I am entering her in halter and showmanship. The main reason for this is to get her use to horseshows in her upcoming riding years.
I have entered horse shows before, in the same diciplines, but with horses that were not mine, therefore, I did not fully prepare them for it.
This is what I will do to prepare her the day before the show:
-trim her whiskers
-cut her bridle path
-clean out her feet
-Braid her mane and tail
-put her in the barn for the night
The morning of the show:
-clean her feet
-take out the braids (makes her mane crimpy)
-load her and away we go
What I was wondering though, is there anything else I should be doing to get her ready, or anything I shouldn't be doing?
I might not have a stall for her to go into for the night, or a blanket to put on her, so should I just let her back out in pasture?
Please give advice on how I should prepare her for her first show. She will be 2 yrs. old when I take her to it.
Here is a picture for those of you who may want to know what she looks like: