On June 3rd I'm competing in my first horse show. Unfortunately, my social anxiety is making me dread this day.
My horse isn't a fully trained gamer, he's really new to it. I've only just started him loping the barrel pattern. I've never ridden him in a dirt arena or around other horses before and I just feel like this is a disaster waiting to happen.
I'm mainly afraid of people making fun of us or thinking I'm a bad rider because of our inexperience :(
Does anyone have any advice or helpful words?
Will people laugh at us or judge us if we end up trotting the pattern, or he acts up a bit?