by Mitzi Summers
Showing should be the result of hours and hours of honest, ethical training of horse and rider. It is a chance to judge for yourself how you have been doing, and yes, show off a little if you have been doing a good job.
Show nerves are a real part of the picture. No matter how many times a well-meaning friend tells you to relax and just have a good time, people ARE looking at you and judging you, and let’s face it, anyone not connected with you is rooting for someone else.
The more you show the easier it will get. So if you are ready and can afford it, go to as many as you can. [Read more…]