Shows scheduled, all-around help needed (some gaited)
Okay, so I have a few shows scheduled now to prep for fair and a bunch of questions, as the only shows I've done have been our 4-H group's show last spring and fair last summer.
First question: On one of the show bills I have, it says chaps are prohibited for equitation classes; that pants and boots must be worn instead. Since when are chaps prohibited? Aren't they typically a requirement for eq classes?
Second: On another show bill, it says that riders may not enter w/t/c canter classes if they are doing w/t, and vice-versa. However, with most shows and circuits, isn't it typical that it's dependant on the horse? Meaning, if you do w/t/c with one horse, another of your horses can still perform w/t at the show? Just seems odd to me, that's all.
Third: We might be buying a 2009 Valley BP stock trailer, 2 horse, and I'm wondering if it's safe to tie a horse outside it without a truck hooked up? I'm used to goosenecks, so I'm not sure if this is common or safe practice with BPs.
Fourth: This is for you gaited people. A COSCA show mid-June has some gaited classes in it, and a few ?s about that. First of all, Artie doesn't gait anymore. He paces, though it's very comfortable. He's a Paso Fino, though, and by tradition, this breed is always shown riding 2-handed, even though I will be riding Western. But, since he doesn't gait anymore, should I ride 1-handed or 2?
Also on the gaited classes, can I enter in both Easy-Gaited Canter and Easy-Gaited No Canter classes? The bill states:
"***PLEASE NOTE: ALL WALK TROT ENTRIES MUST NOT HAVE CANTERED AT ANY COSCA APPROVED SHOW OUTSIDE OF THE NOVICE DIVISION, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE JACKPOT AND OPEN WALK-TROT PLEASURE CLASSES"
Does this mean I can only enter one or the other? In which case, I'll probably do canter. I haven't done any COSCA shows.
Fifth: What does "YA" mean on the show bill? Like, "YA Western Horsemanship."
I'll probably have more questions, thanks for your time!