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post #1 of 6 Old 04-08-2013, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Advice for a beginner!

So in about a month or so I will be entering in my first show. I'm very excited and I want to show really bad. But I'm also REALLY nervous that I'm gonna do something wrong, or my horse is going to spook, or something silly like that. Any advice for someone new to showing?
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-08-2013, 09:33 PM
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Have your friends push you out of a moving truck, gotta learn to fall. Haha I kid, kinda. Just relax, do what you know to do, ride like you would at home and the utmost, HAVE FUN. If its not fun there's no reason to show.
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-08-2013, 09:35 PM
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Just prepare as best you can, relax and enjoy. We all had to start somewhere.
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Be confident and dont forget to smile!!

My first halter show i was so nervous i wasnt gonna place-- the woman who owned the horse i was showing told me to stay confident and smile-- i placed first!! It works!
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-09-2013, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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HAHA thanks Phly but trust me I know how to fall :)
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-09-2013, 07:40 PM
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Go for the experience, not the ribbon.

Smile and breathe, breathe and smile.

Enter everything, expect nothing.

Keep breathing and smiling.

Make sure you and your horse are clean and tidy and you are wearing the correct gear.

More smiling and breathing.

Honestly, just go with the expectation that you are out to have fun, and relax.
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