I was just looking at the horse show information for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. I was complaining to my boyfriend that there's no english shows around here when I noticed that they do have a few english classes. I'm thinking about entering my horse in the Walk, Trot - 19 and over class.
Here are my problems:
Try finding a 60" girth for less than $50, including shipping. I did, and this is what I ended up with:
Yes, that's a purple girth. It goes great with my nylon purple bridle, which I know I won't be able to use in the show. It looks like this:
I know a few people who might be able to help me out with getting a bridle to use for the show, though.
I'm thinking that because this is a western-dominated show (only 9 out of the 38 classes are english), that having a purple girth won't be that big of a deal. What do you guys think?
Also, my saddle is a little small for me. I've had it since I was around 10 or 11. I'm 20 now. I might be able to borrow one from somebody, but if I can't, is it a big deal? I'll try to get pictures of me in it so you can get an idea of how it looks. I should also add that it's a 16" (or maybe 16.5") saddle, and my horse is a Percheron/TB cross, so it looks ridiculously small on her. Or maybe I've just been in Texas too long and I'm starting to get used to the ridiculously large and heavy western saddles.
Here's the show info: http://www.sarodeo.com/client/media/..._open_show.pdf
Should I bother trying to enter with what I have to work with?