Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
I say go for it, head held high (someone mentioned head down..bull, I stuck my nose up when people criticized my horses lol).
I only do fun shows and such right now, but I LOVE showing. I may have won maybe..6 ribbons in the past 4years, but the confidence and "I don't care what you think" attitude it gave me is priceless.
All I showed for was to introduce the horses to it and use the arena to work on their patterns (I game), lol. I also showed mainly at the beginning of the season, and then at fair at the end of the season. I mainly worked on everything non-gaming in the middle so that I could show the progress my horse and myself have gotten since beginning of the season. I was always told I had the insane horses or that I couldn't train worth a hoot. But, the people that talked about me didn't realize I wasn't going for a winner, I was going to show off how far we've come and to make sure my horse was still sane for the gate. My horse could walk in, canter a pattern, and walk out..their horses reared, bucked, bolted, jumped the gate, etc. I just loved the fact that my horse was always, and it never failed, the most well mannered and desensitized horse there.
But anywho, go show and have fun! Who cares what anyone elae thinks of you or your horse?
That's the main thing I appreciate going to shows for, I'm MUCH happier in life knowing that I couldn't care less about what anyone thinks of me.
Oh, btw, my TB mare is a whole 15.1hh..I plan to do hunters, endurance, cow work (she's actually good!), and gaming with her. And I know a 14.2hh QH/Halfie gelding that will take any jump off class, up to 4.6'. And he usually takes the barrel and pole classes as well.
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Last edited by Iseul; 06-27-2013 at 11:25 PM.