Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
If this was merely a fun show with no real score keeping, then no harm no foul.
For those of you saying that 'showing should be FUN', I hate to break it to you, but upper level showing is very serious business.
If your whole purpose is to ride, make new friends and have a good time, you're obviously not planning to show seriously, and there's nothing wrong with that.
However, if you do get good enough to show at the upper levels, it most decidedly won't be fun. In fact, it's pretty cutthroat, and those people you thought were so nice may turn out to be your worst enemies.
When there's REAL money, sponsorships, and contacts to be made, people stop being friendly. Everyone knows WHY most people show at fun shows; so they can rack up the saddle time and work their way to the top of the heap. If you think these people will give you the time of day in a real competition, you're going to be very disillusioned.
I used to show. The best thing I can say about it was that it was competitive, and everyone tried their darndest to win the blue. It wasn't fun, it was nerve wracking.
There are several reasons why I don't show anymore but the politics, greed, and general ugliness had a lot to do with why I stopped.
That, and horse people are krayzee. Horse show mothers are some of the bat****e krayziest!
Last edited by Speed Racer; 03-23-2010 at 03:26 PM.