Originally Posted by Julirs
My trainer has a point-if it always takes him 2 days to calm down he is not going to be good to take to shows. But then I agree with you nicole25-he has been moved alot and has been around all new people so there is NO familiarity right now.
With a new owner, home, and herd it's going to take more than 2 days...and that has nothing to do with how he'll do at shows in my experience. I've seen many horses take a few months before they are fully at ease.
Being relaxed at shows is something separate that just takes experience and practice like anything else.