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  1. Horse Showmanship
    I'm going to my first show in about eight weeks. I have only decided on doing one class, just a walk-trot class. Walking and trotting is second nature to me, duh, but my instructor started to tell me about spacing between other horses and doing circles and cutting across the arena to avoid...
  2. Horse Shows
    Hi all! Newbie! So, I've just enrolled to go to my FIRST outing with my ottb, also his first outing! Balloo is unraced and not quite 5. I am nervous to say the least, but I'm sure he will look great :) What is some advice? What to prepare for? This is only a led class I'm going to, as I don't...
  3. New to Horses
    HI I'm Mimi me and my pony Vaughn are doing our first major show on the weekend and we've never done one! We're both new to showing so I was wondering if you could give us some tips! Vaugh would really appreciate it and so would I! By the way its a three day so Cross Country, Show Jumping and...
  4. Horse Shows
    this summer I will be starting to show my traditional cob away from the yard, his schooling is coming on really nicely but he tends to get a bit excited, he can get quite strong and throws in a few bucks which I can deal with. (I know he shouldn't get away with it��) there is...
  5. Horse Shows
    So I want to show my 18/yo quarter horse at the upcoming fair in my town. She isnt registered though. So I'm having problems with name issues. This is my first horse show and I plan to do halter considering it's my horse's first show too and I don't want to stress her out too much. I just want...
  6. Horse Show Clothing
    Hey everyone :) I am doing my first show tomorrow. I have been riding for 3 months and I'm unsure what to wear. No coats/jackets are requires or anything. I just got told to dress neatly. I am 14 and I will be wearing black jodhpur boots (no chaps or gaiters to because I can't find ANY that fit...
  7. Reining
    Hi all! I just wanted to share some pictures from my first show in reining/cowhorse, it was just a local schooling show but I was more nervous than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! We actually had fun[ after the first half of the first pattern, I relaxed and got over myself...
  8. Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation
    Hi (: I'm brand new to the showing world, even though I've been riding horses for a while. The only show I've been able to find in my area is a hunter show. It's a pretty well known show, but it's fun too. (it's a hunter show) I have a 20 year old thoroughbred mare. I bought her a year ago...
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Sorry this is going to be a long story/rant... I'm not new to the show world or anything, but my dad is going to be gone the day of a big show, so that means I'll be at it pretty much alone, and I'm 15. Although my mom is going to be there, she doesn't really do horses since I have little...
  10. Horse Training
    Hi! So I just started working with the cutest little 6 year old mare. She hasn't really been paid much attention to at all, but she really does seem like she wants to learn. She w/t/c with me, but she only gets her lead in one direction and we need to work on that, and she's done a few little...
  11. Dressage
    Well, i am going into my first show, which is a dressage show. I know the common things to do: know the coarse, look confident, ect. but is there anything that could really help me out during a show? is there anything that judges look for or anything that would give me that extra edge in the...
  12. Eventing
    This was Rocky and I, riding at Groton Pony Club, elementary, in April this year. This is Rocky's first year showing, and this is his first 3-phase event! We have both improved DRAMATICLY together, at the same pace. We are schooling 3' fences, 2'9"courses, and competing at the Beginner Novice...
  13. Horse Shows
    Well, first of all, I live in New Zealand so if anyone is from here then that would be excellent!!! I have been riding for a little over a year and have been only to a sports day with my horse. I've never had a riding lesson, ever. I'm 14. I really want to compete in the local a&p show, and...
  14. Jumping
    So, needless to say, I'm really nervous. It's A class.. And this kinda decides if I get to go to a AA show in October. So alot is hanging on this. Any tips?
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