So first for a little background story: I got my mare, Charlotte, roughly a month ago now. She's 7, and had been starting on training in Hunters when I bought her. As far as I know, she's never been shown.
My only show was a small Dressage schooling show last November on a bomb-proof, push-button school horse.
Saturday, I'm going to be showing Char in the county fair; Hunters. I usually do more Eventing, but it's just meant to be a fun little show to get our feet wet. It's just a free (but large) event our fair puts on every year.
I'm so excited, but also pretty nervous. This is my first larger show (the first had maybe 25 people riding), only my second, and Char's first ever. She's not high-spirited, but isn't at all bomb-proof or extremely calm, either, and I'm not sure how she'll do in the large groups (we're doing hunters w/t and w/t/c). Any tips on keeping her nice and relaxed and listening to me properly? Also, any way to help with my own nerves?
In addition, any help with show names? I'm horrible with names in general, but with only a day between finding out about the show and having to send in the entry form so it would be in on time, I had no time to think about one, so she's going with her barn name - Charlotte.
She's a 7-year old chestnut appendix mare. Sorry about the bad picture - this was right after I got her, using my phone's awful camera.