If I had enough money to really train reguraly, enough money to show, own a trailer, I still couldn't do it.
My mare was a showjumper. She was bought from Germany, and that's quite a long way (~650miles). Well she did compete here too, but not for long, I think. A year or maybe 2. (And before in Germany for few years)
I was looking for a horse, for trail riding. She was far away from trail horse, but I bought her anyway, she is perfect for me.
That day, when I got her... She went into trailer, not causing too much troubles, she was nervous though, but everything was fine. After 15minutes drive we arrived and get her out. She was shaking so much... She was completly soaked-just like someone showered her in the trailer. She was a nervous-wreck.
She is quite energetic horse, explosive sometimes. For the first year I had her she was very nervous, but she calmed down now A LOT.
Still, in the second year of owning her we bought a pony and she went completly histerical when she saw the trailer. She didn't calm down for 2 hours! After the trailer was gone.
I can't imagine showing her. I think she would go crazy... Trailers, then all the horses, people, noise, things moving around. I don't think she would stay calm.
Well I don't know really what I expect from this thread :P
Just wanted to tell you and hear your opinion.