Returning to the show ring
So in 2010 Dallas and I didn't show at all, in 2011 we only did a few 4H shows, this year we're planning on getting back into more serious and competitive showing, hoping to do USEF the season after this.
I'm hoping to take him to about 9 shows, and get us back in shape. We were very competitive and always in the top ribbons, then family stuff got in the way. Parents divorcing, trouble with my dad and restraining orders. Well now my dad has passed away from liver failure do to his addiction to alcohol and drugs at age 45 and I'm ready to move on with my life. Now I'm trying to build myself and Dallas back up to where we were. I look at pictures of us in like 2009 and it drives me nuts, because we're out of practice and have to work to get back to where we were 3 years ago. But I'm just thankful for the chance to have another shot at competing.
Basically I feel like I'm going home returning to showing, but I'm also a lot more nervous than I used to be. Afraid I've lost my touch. lol. Any advice for returning to the show ring?
<3 Dallas, Dakota, and Shaymus <3
RIP Shaymus 8/16/13