I have been riding for 11/12 years now and absolutely love doing it and a sixth months ago started a part time college course at Broomfield College to develop my skills in riding. However I do not have my own horse though am planning on buying one for my 18th! In this time I have done 2 shows both dressage, but was wondering how do you build your showing skills up? Because everytime I do a show my nerves gets the better of me and the horse that I ride seems to find everything different and doesnt know what to think! Is there a way I can get him more prepared, and get used to the type of enviromnent before I actually do the show?
Any advice is much appreciated! Thank you!