Originally Posted by Corporal
Nobody wants a tired horse at the show, but you can't get an obedient horse at the show without the work done at home. It's just like raising kids, when it comes down to it.
I agree but at a show a horse like this has adrenaline pumping - it needs to be worked out!
I would rather have a tired well behaved horse for a few shows than one that is messing around. As he gets use to the atmosphere so he will settle.