so I would like to show my QH Gelding, he's 13 years old, 16hh big brown and has the headset for one. I love this horse so much and would love to show him while im showing my younger two horses. The other two will be game horses. But I was wondering if you have to canter in the classes? If I use spurs he gets upsets and most of the time bucks... he does get sore in his back left leg but im getting him MSM from smartpaks so I can take him trail riding. I was wondering what you do in trail classes also like from a open show to a QH world show? He's pretty much bomb proof and we get along great but he also is a little arena sour... we tryed barrle racing and he never wanted to go in and it was dangerus for both of us he would try to ram my leg on the gate and he wouldnt come out after we were done.... and when we did he never wanted out of the corner of the arena...
Anyways if you could give me some ideas on what to espect at shows adn what I should get him use to that would help.
He will cross water, over bridges, doesnt mind things going on around him, backs nice, working on pivot (but his leg prevents alot of short quick turns or spinning on his leg.) any other things we should work on? What kind of gates are there? Also how to get a canter without the attitudfe for the stubbren horses out there? And arena sour horses?