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        07-09-2013, 05:11 PM
    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!

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        07-09-2013, 05:38 PM
    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. :)
        07-09-2013, 06:15 PM
    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!
        07-13-2013, 08:40 AM
    Horse show checklists: (not sure how much they overlap, sorry)

    Download a Horse Show Checklist and Stall Card

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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!
        07-13-2013, 10:21 AM
    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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