I was reading the thread" what bothers you about horse shows?" and it hit me that alot of people have issues at shows with people that lack riding etiquette. A lot of people just don't know better. Hopefully all of you know some tips on how to keep your horse out of a potentially bad situation. I couldn't find another thread like this, so do not have a cow if there is and I'm double posting.
I'm going to list a few of my own tips and such to keep my horse out of the way. I hope this will help those new to riding/showing. These can be applied to almost any situation, not just showing. Also, if you have tips, please share p.s if you disagree with mine/ someone else's tips. Keep it to yourself. I don't want any arguements ,just keep quiet and post your own tips please
- Try not to get yourself cornered. If for some reason the other horse spooks, you're stuck taking the hits with no way out.
-Watch the unruly horses, mostly at local horse functions because at higher levels people can usually control their horses. Distance yourself from the horse.
- (Mostly for WP and EP people) Stay on the rail, i know you're supposed to anyway, but the people who are faster and more out of control normally can't stay on the rail, keeping you in a "safe zone."
- On the trail, if there's a horse riding your butt, pull to the side when you can and allow the horse to pass.
- Cut across the arena if you're on the crowded side. Don't run into the judge/ ring master of course!
Just make sure you and your horse have plenty of space.
That's all I have for now! Hope this helps any of you new to showing/ riding.