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post #1 of 5 Old 07-09-2013, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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First Show help!

So, I'm going to my first show in about a month. I was wondering if I could get info about what to bring for me & my horse (it's a local schooling show), anything that I should do to prepare my horse in advance (aside from getting used to trailers, crowds, etc.), and any confidence tips.

Thanks in advance for your help!

~MP
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-09-2013, 06:38 PM
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What discipline are you doing? That will play a huge factor.
But of course give your horse a bath and good grooming.
Take along your gromming supplies, snacks and drinks, a bucket for water, hay for your horse (optional), extra halter and lead. etc.
As far as confidence just don't be nervous, everyone has to start somewhere. :)

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-09-2013, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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I totally forgot that :)

I'll be doing Western classes (trail, equation, pleasure) and, if they have it, a english eq class.

Thanks for your help!
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-13-2013, 09:40 AM
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Horse show checklists: (not sure how much they overlap, sorry)

Download a Horse Show Checklist and Stall Card

http://horsemechanic.com/yahoo_site_...t.10994556.pdf

Horse Grooming: Horse Show Checklists by Cherry Hill

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Since it's schooling you could probably cut down on most of the things mentioned on the checklists.

I'm sorry, but I don't know a lot about Western showing.

As for confidence, I like to pretend that I'm just riding in front of my instructor and my best friend. It helps a little. Also remember to breathe, relax, and smile! A show is supposed to be fun!
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-13-2013, 11:21 AM
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I don't have a lot of tips - I haven't shown since I was little - but good luck to you!
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