Show Tips, Please Help!
In the fall, I plan on showing. I ride English and would be doing the Flat portion of hunter/jumper shows (like long stirrup w/t/c, short stirrup w/t/c) and maybe a little tiny 18 inch course. We're just starting off little and making our way up, so no rude comments about how small the jumps are or whatever.
Does anyone have any tips on how to prepare for the show?
What about on the day of the show? How do I prepare? I have the show clothes for me, but what would I need for Jerry???
Congrats!! I think jumping an 18 in course at your first show is a WONDERFUL accomplishment! It take a loooooot of hard work to get there. Be proud!!
I'd sit down and have a long chat with your trainer about these things. S/he will be the most helpful for this kind of thing.
Tips: clean up your horse to the best of your ability (scrub scrub scrub with shampoo! clip his ears/whiskers/fetlocks, pull mane, etc). clean up your tack. make sure everything looks neat and orderly. make sure you know where to be and when. drink lots of fluid and HAVE FUN!
Thanks for the support! We aren't exactly all-star jumpers yet (I'm FINALLY getting him over 2' jumps with no problem now) so I figure if we show a level under what we are and do OK it will give us confidence to go higher in the next show...
Its hard to get him clean because he's a white/gray. Lol. Yay Quick Silver!
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