I took Rem to his first horse show today. It was a small AQHA show, there were only about 15-20 riders there, so it was actually perfect for a first time out.
I didn't ride in the show- I just wanted Rem to hear the announcers, see the other horses coming and going around him, learn to stand tied to the trailer and learn to stand still when at rest. It was perfect for that. And we did get into the ring where he was an absolute prince. Though he was a little bit apprehensive, he was still trying his best to please and never offered to balk, sulk, buck rear, run off or pull back. Whew!
Good thing too, we have our first BIG show of the season, heck of his life, in FOUR days.
I am a little apprehensive about them. But if Rem is as good as he was in Woodland today I think we'll be OK.
I brought Rem home from the trainers today to get him all spruced up and so I could ride intensively for the next four days.
I'll be sure to post pictures and keep you updated!
4 weeks ago