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post #1 of 17 Old 05-22-2013, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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yes or no?

Would it be beneficial to bring a yearling to a show , NOT to compete but just to get used to the surroundings? What bad could come from this?
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post #2 of 17 Old 05-22-2013, 12:08 PM
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It wouldn't hurt. I've seen a lot of yearlings at 4H, fairs, and high school ag days.
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post #3 of 17 Old 05-22-2013, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks
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post #4 of 17 Old 05-22-2013, 12:41 PM
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Taking him once or twice probably wont do much either way. But exposing him to the hectic and exciting atmosphere often while making sure not to cause him anxiety would be beneficial, offering tons of learning opportunities. Do you plan on doing much showing when he gets older?

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post #5 of 17 Old 05-22-2013, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks:) yes I do, id like to do some parades when she's younger , but obviously after 3-6 years of age and then showing her in western events :)
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What kind of show? Breed show...local open show? I ask only because the show committee rented the space for the show and may not want non-entered horses on the grounds. Lots of variables.
If you are planning on showing him as a yearling or two year old I might wait until you are closer to the weeks of the show you might enter him in. I can't see all the activity hurting him. Just stay out of the way of exhibitors and make sure he is up to date on vaccinations. And don't leave him to go watch classes.

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post #7 of 17 Old 05-22-2013, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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western events, barrel racing, team penning, cutting, etc. And I didn't know that! But thanks for the info:)
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post #8 of 17 Old 05-23-2013, 12:40 AM
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Hand walking him in a parade wouldnt hurt. Make sure he is well sacked out though.

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post #9 of 17 Old 05-23-2013, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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sounds like a plan:) thanks!
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post #10 of 17 Old 05-23-2013, 07:53 AM
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Take every opportunity to expose him to new things that you can. So-yes! Over and over if possible!

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