Well, I have a show NEXT WEEKEND. Just five minutes ago, I learned that there is a required showmanship class! Now, my horse and I never have, and never will go into a ring, without "we can win this" on our minds.
I have NEVER shown showmanship. It's too late to find an instructor, so the horse forums are my best bet!!
I have researched a little teenie bit, and I will be showing him as an Arabian. He will have his left leg back, and his neck will be stretched with his ears forward, tail up, and a show halter that I bought at Scottsdale last year. (largest a rated arabian show in the world)
How long do you have to set your horse up?
Can you bring a whip in?
Can you feed your horse during the class?
Can their forelock be gelled away?
If you answer those questions.. I will love you!
This is just a 4-h fun show, but Eldo and I refuse to do anything half as good. In schooling shows, I'm in a hunt coat and he is braided and polished xD
So the rules won't be as strict, and I will definitely bend them for my arabian!!