In all honesty, I am 6 days from showing for the first time since I was 17. I spent that time at college, working a job with zero financial flexibilty, and then getting O back to feeling fabulous. So needless to say that I am maybe a little bit anxious about hitting the show ring next weekend. I used to be an old pro at this stuff, and hope that it comes back quickly.
I’m very lucky to board at one of the more popular show venues in my area, so it’s not like I have to go anywhere that day. Just to my normal arena.
That said. I’d love to hear if anyone has any last minute schooling advice for this ammie taking her first stab at the show ring as an adult!
We are showing in the 2 foot stuff next weekend. I’m not worried about heights, but rather just want a really positive show experience for pony, so we can continue to push forward and upward over the show season.
O is shedding like a crazy horse. Thank goodness.
Pony was really good, just sassy which is fine.
Our canter departures are getting easier, and less mare (swishy tails and head flailing) orientated.
I was really impressed with our trot work today as she was super soft and forward. Still poking that nose of hers a bit, but hopefully we can work on the ‘freight train’ look even more this week.
O and I have toured the now open outdoor arena and she was great in it, totally relaxed. It will be the warm up ring next weekend, so I wanted to be sure everything would be good to go.