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post #11 of 30 Old 07-29-2010, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by King View Post
My horse hasn't got the conformation to show unfortunately so no :(
I've showed before though, and it's good fun :)
Your horse doesn't need great confirmation to show locally.. just as long as its not halter, where it is based on that.
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post #12 of 30 Old 07-29-2010, 10:42 AM
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I've showed 7(?) maybe 6 years. I used to only show once a year for 4-H but I'm trying to get to more of the summer shows and if I find transport, winter shows.

I mostly show contesting, but I also do showmanship every year along with a horsemanship class.

All I would say is don'tbe afraid to laugh at yourself. My first year riding my filly at fair (as the previous she was trailered in for a halter production class) we went into our horsemanship class and and all of a sudden she was trying to buck. Insteadof freaking out I just corrected her head and laughed at how lovely the timing was, as she had never bucked at home. We ended up getting 2nd place in that class.

If you keep your cool and just "be" in the arena, you'll do fine. Have fun, laugh a bit, and SMILE (: Not to mention, if you're nervous your horse will be nervous. So just relax and have fun!

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post #13 of 30 Old 08-03-2010, 06:13 PM
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I have showed for a little over 2 years. I show in Halter, Showmanship, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Trail and hope to add HUS and Hunt Seat Equitation in the next year or so.
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post #14 of 30 Old 08-03-2010, 10:37 PM
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I have shown in 4-H [3 shows a year] for 5 years..its a lot of fun (: I want to start expanding to some other sows, but I'd like to do quite a bit more training first.
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post #15 of 30 Old 08-03-2010, 10:51 PM
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I show quite a bit, and have done many disiplines. I started out western, then went into english, which lead to dressage and hunters, then started driving and now barrels=] I'd like to start reining but I think my plate is full at the moment =]

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post #16 of 30 Old 08-06-2010, 11:47 AM
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Crimson88 ...I love your horse in your prof pic. Just thought I would state that

But Ive been riding for 4 years, and I've shown for 2 years. I've only shown my own horse too (if that makes a difference)

But we show in Hunt Seat Equitation and Pleasure (two years), Western Horsemanship and Pleasure(one year), Fine Horse Halter (two years), and Intermediate Showmanship ( one year ). Oh and I'm going to be doing Dressage for the first time on the 21st of this month (after two stinkin' years of practicing that Intro I and were gonna be jumping next year :)

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post #17 of 30 Old 08-07-2010, 10:21 AM
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Of course we show- we should be in the ring full time by next spring and our first one will be this fall :) I used to show AQHA, 4H and local shows- I love it, especially when you train your horse yourself and you still beat the people who spend thousands upon thousands of on training/tack/etc.
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post #18 of 30 Old 08-17-2010, 02:51 AM
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I grew up around appaloosas, so that's what I've grown up showing. We have taken some time off at various points along the way, but we always come back to it. When I was 13, I got my first "very own" show horse at the National Show sale in July. At the end of the show season, I was the 4th place rookie of the year. At that point I only did showmanship, horsemanship, pleasure, trail, western riding, and games. Eventually, I got into HUS and hunt seat eq, as well as reining. I've done a little team penning (which I thought was a blast), I've tried rope race and heritage.

One of my very good friends in the show world got his start when he was 64, so 16 doesn't sound so old to me :) And yes, you probably will choke a time or ten when you're starting out, everybody does. Sometimes I still do. But it helps to develop strategies for remembering those patterns! I had a judge ask me after a show was over one time if I was upset that they kept changing the patterns on me. I think I blew three out of four that time, but I just laughed right along with him. With experience comes wisdom, and if you want to show, you'll need a healthy sense of humor in order to handle all that experience.

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post #19 of 30 Old 08-17-2010, 12:39 PM
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I show ever weekend! In Showmanship, HUS, Equiation, Western Pleasure, WH, trail, and bareback!
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post #20 of 30 Old 08-18-2010, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by King View Post
My horse hasn't got the conformation to show unfortunately so no :(
I've showed before though, and it's good fun :)

You dont need to have a horse with good conformation to show....unless you want to do Conformation classes

~~Not many people switch from Barrel Racing to Western Pleasure. I LOVE pleasure but I still run!
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