I have a few questions about showing at the Paint/Pinto World shows. I have a bay paint gelding that I'm training, but I'm afraid I'm doing all of this on my own, in terms of showing. I've never been to either the Paint or Pinto World show, and was wondering if anyone could describe their first experiences?? It seems overwhelming, if you've never gone before!!
My main questions: my gelding is really coming along in his training, but he's curious and likes to look around sometimes (not anything excessive). He has a naturally low headset, but does anyone have tips to help him stay focused on me? I think he could go to the Pinto/Paint world show, but I can't see him walking into one of those arenas and looking as calm as all the horses I've seen! Do they let you work in those arenas before the class... or what? Like I said, I've never taken my own horse there!
Two: My gelding is kind of short--15.2-15.3, but has /exceptional/ hunter movement. Has anyone seen short horses do well in the hunter undersaddle classes, or hunter hack classes? He does well at local shows, but.. Dunno!
Anything is welcome, even grooming stuff. I know the basics (actually, I went to the University of Findlay for a year and a half for the western program), but any tips and tricks are good too!
Pics of my boy--feel free for constructive comments!
And dear LORD, how can I get him to shed out faster?? Lol!