Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
When you're having fun and not worrying you tend to be able to preform better - at least with me!
If you get nervous, sing a little song (like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or something like that), it will relax your abs and make you breathe - it's also great for keeping tempo!
Smile!! Smile at the judges and spectators, show them that you're enjoying riding your horse!
Be courteous; congratulate the class winner (if you don't win, that is!) and be a good sport; honestly I think judges like this.
Look up over the fences! Don't look down!
Braid your horse and shine your tack and boots - proper turnout counts!
Hope this helped! Best of luck!!
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