Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
Go to schooling shows. They are a great way to "show" without any pressure as there will be lots of horses or riders or horse/rider teams without any experience. Try and find a schooling show catering towards greenies (horse or rider).
I always set a goal for myself at a schooling show. If I make a mistake, I will try and correct it for the next one. It helps with making sure you are focused on what you are doing as well.
Schooling shows are just for that....schooling. Its another lesson. Make mistakes, and then fix it. If you have to circle before a jump then circle. Don't go expecting ribbons and rainbows, especially on green horses.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus