Originally Posted by dashygirl
I think that you should be able to show whenever you feel that you're ready. You can only improve by getting in the ring and learning what it is you need to work on.
I showed a lot when I was young, my mom just threw me in the ring and I learned from our mistakes (mostly because we couldn't afford a trainer and it was just 4H shows). However, I think you learn quicker that way too - and then you've got something to keep you busy to practice with until the next show!
I think that's how I'm going to go about doing it too. Being thrown into situations, whether I was ready for them or not, has always been the best method for me. Thanks