Originally Posted by GoAppendix
Considering the type and frequency of topics you start on this forum, I would say that no, you currently aren't ready to show at that level. Could you be in the future? Yes. But it is going to take work and you absolutely need to start working with a trainer.
Have you done any schooling shows with this horse yet? I would start there before venturing into the AQHA pen. The horses are going to be very consistent and well prepped.
Even if you are just going for the experience, you have to trust that you'll be able to ride safely and not interrupt anyone's ride. You'd most likely be showing in a novice class, so safety is very important.
I've done 5 shows with him this summer. He's improved each time. My plan is to show in more local shows next summer, take regular lessons, and hopefully be ready by next winter. Posted via Mobile Device