Showing this weekend, just some questions! **LONG**
So this weekend I am doing just a fun little show with Bear. Aubre (NordicJuniper) and Junior are going too im not totally sure what they are showing though, maybe she will just post and tell us. Anyways...
So some of you may know that Bear and I are taking up western, well that is starting as of... Today. I free lunged him with the western today, which he was AWESOME for. He didnt my the saddle at all, though he was a bit iffy when I was putting it on. So our first western ride together is going to be Wednesday. I will work on walk and jog only, as that is all we are showing. I will be showing two handed, which the judges seem to be okay with. Tomorrow he will get the western bit in and I will work with him on the ground, getting him used to it. I might hop on western tomorrow just for fun, but we will see. I am going to wear a helmet for school though, just incase, haha. At the show I will not wear my helmet though, unless they flip out and say that I have to, lol, which they shouldnt. (I don't normally wear a helmet western, always do english though.)
So we are doing:
3. English Equitation, 2 Gait Beginning Rider
8. English Pleasure, Hunt Seat, 2 Gait Beginning Rider
31. Showmanship - English/Western Beginner
41. Western Equitation, 2 Gait Beginning Rider
46. Western Pleasure, 2 Gait Beginning Rider
We will be signing up for Daily Hi-Point: Beginner Rider, just for fun, im not expecting to get it or anything. I will be surprised if we do.
So do you guys thing that 31. Showmanship - English/Western Beginner will be counted for beginner rider?
Also, do you think it is okay to do this little schooling show while Bear is skinny still? He is gaining so much weight, but is still skinny. I was thinking of Making a little Sign that says, "RESCUE HORSE" on it, so no one can bitch at me to much about it. I will tell the judges that he is a rescue and that he was only rescued a 1 1/2 months ago.
In honest opinions, do you this we can do it? I posted some pictures below.
He follows me everywhere, so leading is easy.
Trotting, my heels, popped up, so weird.
Him western today, I think he looks pretty darn cute!
Confo, kind of. He has gained a little weight since then (I think). That was about 1-2 weeks ago.
Should I do button braids, would that look okay western? Or should I just band?
You can never take a Thoroughbred away from a horse crazy girl.
Last edited by eventerwannabe; 10-20-2009 at 02:34 AM.