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post #1 of 5 Old 10-11-2012, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Question Advice for my first show please?

Hey guys,
I have my first show in 2 days!
Can anyone give me advice?

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-11-2012, 03:50 PM
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I don't know if there's anything specific you're looking for, but basically the best advice I can give you is RELAX! Don't stress, and just go in the ring and do your best. Try to keep calm and focus on one jump at a time.

Good luck! Let us know how you do.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-11-2012, 03:53 PM
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Don't forget to breathe. Sounds silly, but when you tense up you hold your breath.

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post #4 of 5 Old 10-12-2012, 07:43 PM
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The best advice I can give is make sure you're properly prepared. Have all your stuff together, double check everything. Nothing is worse than forgetting something. I've forgotten my blazer before, I have a friend who forgot her saddle. lol. And relax! That is a big one for me. It's supposed to be fun, there's no point in getting overly stressed. You and your horse will enjoy yourselves a lot more if you're relaxed.

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-22-2012, 05:16 PM
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I'm guessing your show is already over, hope you had fun!

My best advice is have fun!! Don't get caught up in the "I'm better then so and so cause I got first" or "I suck because I didn't win anything". I can't stand that attitude! I think of a horse show as a cake! The ribbons, trophies, etc are just the icing and sprinkles, basically you don't need them, their extras, but it's nice if you get them!
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