I am not new to horses, but am new to showing. We just picked up a very nice and according to most people well balanced paint gelding. He has some nice breeding from western pleasure horses and with a bit of work we will see if he can cut it at western pleasure showing. If he can fine if not he'll just be for trails. What type desensitizing do you use to get them used to the arena work.
I don't think there will be a lot of indoor showing, but mostly outdoor. Are there any certain things that they spook to more than others. What type bits do they use in open show and what type are allowed in the paint breed shows. Thanks to all in advance. I am as green as they come so anything will be most helpful.