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post #1 of 9 Old 10-07-2012, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Show Starting

I am interested in showing any advice for a newbie
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-08-2012, 12:43 AM
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The first thing you need to do is determine what kind of showing you want to do and then you can go from there. I assume you want to do showmanship? You need to practice a lot, especially on walking a straight line. Your horse needs to be able to trot in hand, pivot, turn, lead well, and listen to your commands. Try watching videos on Youtube to get an idea of how it should look.
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post #3 of 9 Old 10-11-2012, 08:52 PM
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Get a trainer.
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post #4 of 9 Old 10-12-2012, 03:01 PM
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Become a member of the state club for your breed affiliation. Get involved in their activities. Now is a great time to do that...a lot of times there will be clinics & other offerings during the winter months.

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post #5 of 9 Old 10-13-2012, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by spurstop View Post
Get a trainer.
And this.
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-01-2013, 10:01 PM
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Get out there and show! :)
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-02-2013, 05:04 PM
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Well, you should work on quarters, front and hind pivots, walking around him - front and behind, - and keeping still. Also him walking next to you - instead of behind or ahead of you.
Good luck!
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post #8 of 9 Old 01-05-2013, 05:28 PM
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There aren't any "front pivots" in showmanship.
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post #9 of 9 Old 01-05-2013, 05:32 PM
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Depends what country you are in for a start showing is different all round the world

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

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