Suggestions for a beginner showperson?
So basically, I have a young horse and I am not a super experienced rider. My horse is still green, I am still green. We both do English. I would love to get into dressage in the future (not certain if that dream will change or not but we will see), but right now we are working on collecting, mostly w/t at the moment but in the long run w/t/c, etc.
Are there any show categories or fun local competitions that you would suggest trying for beginners? OK, so I'm a "beginner" meaning I'm not very experienced, it's not that I literally have no experience with horses... Just to clarify.
Are there any specific classes that you would suggest for a beginner? Or other kinds of friendly not too competitive competition (haha OXYMORON) for people that are just starting out? If there are, is there a specific website or something that you would suggest looking at or particular places that are good to look at?
It is most likely that I will wait till my horse and I are both much more experienced and both better trained. But, I just figured that this is the point I am at currently, and I wanted to just find out more about my options. The only kind of "competition" we have done are casual gymkhanas. Nothing crazy difficult, mostly just gaming and simple barrels, keyhole, etc. And that's western, like I said, I ride English... but I'd appreciate ANY suggestions or advice...
God bless, englishaqh (: