Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas
Welcome to the "Showing as an Adult" club. I showed a few times as a kid, then decided to buy my first horse at the age of 38 and started showing at 43. As adults, we somehow become so afraid of messing up. As kids, we never thought about all the 'what if's'. With that said, here's are my words of advice........have fun, don't expect a lot from your first show, and pretend like you do this every weekend. So what if your right heel isn't down as much as your left ? Don't get concerned about your placing, but rate your performance on how well YOU think you did. Showing is very subjective and sometimes you absolutely deserve a higher placing than the judge gives you, sometimes you place higher than you really deserve. It all evens out in the end. Bottom line....relax, enjoy the experience, and enjoy the new things you and your horse will learn together.