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post #1 of 6 Old 01-03-2011, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation To early for showing my new horse?

I got a new horse less than two weeks ago. There is a jumper show that i am planning on doing 2'6'' jumpers with her. I have jumped her 2'6'' a little and she was super amazing, and her old owner said my horse Abby would take care of me at the show jumping 2'6'' I do have experience with 2'6'' jumpers. Do you guys think it is still too early to be showing her on the 15 of this month?
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-04-2011, 12:44 PM
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Why not? If you both feel comfortable together, I'd say just do it.
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-04-2011, 12:50 PM
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No of course it's not too early! She is well trained and it is not something unfamiliar to her or you, and because you feel comfortable doing it, I don't see why the trip wouldn't be a pleasant experience to help you to know her better. :) If she was a nervous type of horse and wasn't used to shows, I wouldn't do it, but as long as the horse is chill about it all, there's no problemo. :)

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post #4 of 6 Old 01-05-2011, 02:53 PM
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If you feel like your ready, go for it! You might not place, but it will give you a feel for her outside of your normal routine, and help you improve and work with her for later shows.

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post #5 of 6 Old 01-05-2011, 03:49 PM
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If you have only jumped her 2'6 "a little," then no, I wouldn't show her.

The rule of thumb is that you should be schooling a level higher than you show, on the horse you'll be showing.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-05-2011, 08:22 PM
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If you trust the horse, why not? You have already jumped her the height, you have both been fine, take a chance.
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