Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
To make that pony look good in the ring with a child aboard, it better have showmanship skills, or you are shortchanging that kid in the showpen. My 3 yr old granddaughter shows leadline, her mount? A former breeding stallion, now gelding, who used to rock showmanship back in the day, we were top contenders. That horse listens to his handler (whoever is leading him), should a bomb go off, that horse looks to his handler for guidance, as it should be, my granddaughter can't control him. So for safety's sake and to ensure the child has every advantage in the showpen, practice showmanship and be proficient.
I am not here to promote anythingNo, that's not true, I am here to promote everything equestrian and everyone enjoying horses!