Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: California, USA
since the horse and you are both new to showmanship, only practice around 15 minutes a day. Showmanship can be frustrating to both horse and rider (trust me i've been there), so practicing it for too long can lead to confusion and you two getting annoyed with each other.
Another thing, when you use verbal cues (cluck, kiss, etc) pick one for each move and STICK TO IT. For example, I use cluck to trot, "ho" to stop, kiss while pivoting. It makes communicating that much easier (:
Olivia Huss & My Te Dimesional, Youth 14-18 Events