Originally Posted by BritishReiner
You can do it... but you will need a LOT of hard work perfecting your pivots, walk, walk to trot, trot, stop, presenting... but at the end of the day as long as you have fun with your horse it doesn't really matter about where you end up. I would love to hear if you decide to do it.
The best tips I was given before going into a showmanship class were:
_ go in as though you know that you horse is the most beautiful of them all
_ no matter what ALWAYS smile
Good luck and have fun!
He already knows how to walk, trot, stop, etc on lead(I feel its important for all horses to know how to trot in hand). He will stand square when asked. The only thing I'm worried about is pivots. He doesn't know how to, but we are going to work on that.
If I do show him I'll be sure to take pictures and let everyone know how it goes. As for thinking my horse is most beautiful...I know my horse is beautiful. I am so proud of him and I think he is stunning. I just wish other people could see it :-D