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post #11 of 14 Old 04-08-2012, 11:28 PM
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Wow, what great advice! really great.
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Is it a schooling show? If so, they're a lot more lenient and understanding that people are going to these shows to prepare for the "real" shows. Somteimes the judge will talk to you for a minute or two after your ride. Watch a few riders ahead of you and see if they're stopping in front of the judge or just leaving the arena immediately.

If you're allowed, have your trainer read the test for you at the competition. Just knowing that someone will be reading it takes off some of the pressure that makes you forget the movements. However, I found that when I get nervous I forget to listen anyway...
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It's a schooling show. I'm planning to go to a AA show tomorrow to watch and learn!
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At the shows I've done, they give me just enough time to ride around the arena one time in each direction. Depending on your horse's personality, decide in advance if you're going to let him take a look around in his better or worse direction. For me, it was worthwhile to get my horse around first on his non-spooky side and then do the spooky side once he had some confidence and I had his attention.

Also, don't panic if they ring the bell to start when you're at the oppositie end. 45 seconds is more than long enough to trot to the entrance and do a nice little balancing circle before starting.

Above all...have fun!!

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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