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    02-18-2007, 02:08 AM
hot to get into shows to participate

This may be a dumb questions but I would love to be able to take my hoorses and participate in shows with them.I have no clue were to get started! I have a 2 yrd old paint and he is beautiful and I would love to get him in a show or two..I live in the fort wort texas area if it matters..

Any help would be greatly appreciated.....
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    02-18-2007, 05:21 PM
Um, you really shouldn't be taking a horse that young into a show yet. Wait until they're about 4. Their mind isn't mature enough to handle a show atmosphere.

Have you broken your horse yet and what type of showing are you planning to do?
    02-20-2007, 11:49 AM
IF he is broke, at least to halter and lead, then you could enter him in a halter class or showmanship at halter. That wouldn't be a problem with his age.

Then again, if he is broke and de-sensitized to all kinds of things, you could even enter him in fun shows/playdays. Those are little shows that are huge competition things. We are having one in a couple of weeks where I live and it is just for fun and the experience of getting our horses around other horses and noises, etc.

There are plenty of 2 yr olds out there competing in all kinds of events!!!!! The older the better though, as it gives them a little more time to mature and get settled.

Just check around your area, feed stores, tack shops, etc. there should be flyers put up there, that are announcing fun shows/playdays.
    02-25-2007, 04:02 PM
I live in uk so I don't no if the classes in the US are different but if he's 2 you know you can go in youngstock we call it inhand if you call it halter I dunno. Obviously coloured classes aswell I would look in your newspaper or on the internet to find out where abouts in your area shows are held and what classes will be on

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