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    10-24-2010, 11:31 PM
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Foal
Showing the weanling

I would like to eventually show my thoroughbred weanling in some hunter confirmation classes. What shows and what classes offer things for weanling? I am new to showing young horse and would like some ideas to do with her so when it comes time to ride and show, she won't be bad at shows. Thanks!
     
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    10-26-2010, 05:29 PM
  #2
Weanling
I'm interested to hear what advice others give....my advice would be to expose your horse to shows and similar environment.
     
    10-28-2010, 01:59 PM
  #3
Started
I can't give you any advice on what shows offer what you're looking for, other than looking at show bills. As far as things to do, start at home. Get people to come over and walk around your youngster. Have some kids playing nearby. Play a loud radio (this helps condition them to the PA). Find all kinds of things to sack her out with. Walk her near roads so she can get used to traffic. If there's a tractor where she lives, let her watch it work.

When you've got her calm in all these situations, haul her to some fun shows or junior rodeos or whatever horse events are in your area. Just get her off the trailer and lead her around. Let her get used to the sights and sounds and smells that are so much different than home long before you ever expect to show her.

Good luck!
     
    10-28-2010, 03:53 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by aforred    
I can't give you any advice on what shows offer what you're looking for, other than looking at show bills. As far as things to do, start at home. Get people to come over and walk around your youngster. Have some kids playing nearby. Play a loud radio (this helps condition them to the PA). Find all kinds of things to sack her out with. Walk her near roads so she can get used to traffic. If there's a tractor where she lives, let her watch it work.

When you've got her calm in all these situations, haul her to some fun shows or junior rodeos or whatever horse events are in your area. Just get her off the trailer and lead her around. Let her get used to the sights and sounds and smells that are so much different than home long before you ever expect to show her.

Good luck!
Thanks so much for the advice! I will have a lot of fun doing this! I like to go on walks by my house and its out in the country so theres not to much traffic. Do you think its okay to walk her with me, it wont be to hard or bad for her developing body will it?
     
    10-28-2010, 03:56 PM
  #5
Started
Not at all. It's less stressful than how babies play in the pasture.
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