I am taking Tareya, my daughter, to her first show/ gymkhana in two weeks and I was wondering if there was anything I should definitely do.... or not do... in order to make it a great day? The last time I did any showing with horses was 20 years ago and Im sure things have changed, plus Im not sure I can remember a hell of a lot of it LOL.
I am planning on being there early as I have no facilities to wash the pony at home, except the dam water and that is nice and muddy at the moment. So I intend on using their wash pad to give her a nice bath. I am going to practice a french braid, I think, if that is the one that runs down the neck? I am shocking at the little rosette plaits and really don't want to pull her mane if I can help it, it's so luscious and long. I am a master at braiding the tail though so I shouldn't have too much trouble there. She is woolly as all get out seeing as it's the middle of winter and she only has the one rug on, so there isn't much I can do as far as patterns on her bum... it would all stand up and look hilarious.. might try that some time just for fun though.
Tareya is only going in first ridden classes but she is 10 and very conscious of how every thing is supposed to be, I want to try my best to make things right for her. Any hints or tips you can give me will be very appreciated.
Thanks in advance. =)