I didn't really know where to put this but I think this is good place (mods, if not feel free to move it).
My horse is a tb and she is a really good horse she just has a bunch of energy and I love that about her but at a show it's not really that great. We took her to both her and my first show about a month ago and she was good while we were in our classes but when we were waiting for the classes to start and such she was REALLY antsy. Like anytime that we were waiting (while I was on the ground with her, riding waiting to go into the ring, or even sometimes in the ring) she was pulling on the reins, throwing her head, prancing etc. It was really annoying and not very convieniant since I was trying to concentrate on my "game plan" and instead I had to concentrate on keeping her calm. I tried keeping her busy by walking her around and keeping her circling while we were waiting and it helped some but not as much as I wish it did. I would've liked to relax inbetween classes. It was just kinda frustrating because I know we could have done much better in our flat classes than we did (we didn't do bad but we could've done better if she would've been calmer). I'm not complaining I just would like to know if anyone has any tips or advice about keeping my horse calm inbetween our classes because we have a show this weekend and I would like to have an even more enjoyable time than last time =]! So if you have any advice about this I would appreciate it so much!