I am soon going to take my 3 yr old who has never been anywhere beside where she was born and raised, to the arena and shows. Any advice on keeping her calm/activities to get her used to her surroundings? If she is behaving herself should I ride her the first time she is there, or wait until the 2nd or third time I take her? How much could overwhelm her? Would showing her in the 3rd show of the year (after taking her to the other 2 shows) be too soon? How do you handle this situation with your young horses?
Just being curious