I would honestly hold off on showing him until he got some more weight on him and you've ridden him a lot more. There is no rush! Give you and him more time to get used to the western deal, too.
I know how you feel, my horse will be back in my loving arms (I'm away at college and he's coming out here from home) in a few weeks, and I want to just be out there riding all the time and I'm already looking at shows to go to... but I need to be realistic. He and I need time to train, he hasn't been worked (just like your horse.. you said you've ridden him 6 times?) and he's not in show condition (neither is your guy, in my eyes.) so... just take it slow. I know it's hard but if I were you I'd wait several months.. it won't do anything but help! Like JDI said, it's just one show!
:) Good luck either way though! I'm glad he has such an eager owner who wants to do so many things with him! He's going to be beautiful at full weight!! (and he is pretty now, too of course!!)
Proud owner of 13yr old Paint Gelding, Bali! <3
Last edited by BaliDoll; 10-21-2009 at 07:34 PM.