Originally Posted by Kayella
I took my colt to his first show at 5 months old. He did amazingly. I took him there alone, and yes he did talk his head off. He's a sociable little guy and loves talking to the other horses. If they wanna talk, there's nothing you can do to stop them. If they're in the ring, just give them a little tug on the chain to remind them of what's going on. Basically all they need to know is how to walk/trot in hand, and how to square up. You should also get them used to the show shank beforehand, because it's a new pressure on their face. My boy has no problem being away from his buddies, but if he did I would still haul him alone. Otherwise they'd be a mess in the ring trying to get back to his buddies by the trailer.
Well we were thinking about taking him with anothter horse the first time because we worried that he would be really stressed if he were all alone, however, we don't want him to be dependant on the other horses because we want to be able to take him to shows alone and be calm when he's older.