Longeing your horse can help warm him up and get rid of excess energy
before you head to the show ring.
you are, the more confidence you
will give your horse.
Start off Right
Schooling shows are a great
way to introduce your horse to
competition. Some larger circuits
may also permit riders to practice
show situations in an arena and
school over fences seen in a class.
You can also contact public show
grounds where you plan to exhibit
to check for open riding times to
acquaint your horse to the facility.
When you’re ready to take on
an open show, start with just a few
classes so you don’t overwhelm
yourself or your horse.
Fit and Ready
“Make sure your horse is fit so you
don’t exhaust him at the show,”
says Morgan, winner of the AQHA
Farnam Amateur All-Around