I have my first A show of the year coming up next week at ledges. Sometimee I get really nervous and my TB feeds off it really bad. Either starts spooking or nervous behavior. How can I control my nerves to prevent my TB from feeding off it?
Quite often I’ve seen riders wear bright, neon colors like royal blue, red, lime green, orange, pink, bright yellow polos in the jumper ring at a rated show. I know its jumpers but my trainer has always wanted me to wear colors like black, white, hunter green, navy, baby blue. What do judges think when they see riders in these bright colors? What looks better and is preferred?
Is a 3 ring snaffle elevator bit legal in the equitation ring at a B show?
I have been showing the hunters and eq for 9 years on the A circuit. But I got a new OTTB that I fell in love with hoping to turn him into a hunter. Ive been trying for a while now and he HATES the hunters. If I wanted to take him into the hunters I would have to put a HARSH bit on him, a martingale to make him do it. So obviously I dont wanna force him to do it if thats not what he wants. I love him too much to sell him so I decided to start the jumpers now. I will definely start at a few schooling shows first to build my confidence with it and learn it. But I have never ridden in the jumpers before. What all do I need to know about the jumpers? What should I work on with my horse to prepare him for it? How should I prepare myself for it?
I have a TB who is really dull to my leg aids. He sometimes chooses to ignore my leg when i tell him to move off it or sometimes to even go forward. Lateral work is our worse enemy its always a battle to get him to respect my leg. What should i try?
I just got a new charles owen AYR8. I know theres a deodorizer/cleaner for the inside of the helmet. But what about the outside? Wuat can i use to clean the outside? I keep it in a case but when im riding it gets dirty.
My OTTB loves to get behind the bit and cur his neck and head in. Its either his head is way up like a girafe or behind the bit. When he gets behind the bit i just slightly raise one rein. It helps for a bit but when i do it he jumps. Of he’s like a giraffe i ask him to stretch down but than he’ll go behind the bit. Im using a regular snaffle with him so its not like its a harsh bit.
Im doing my very first clinic this sunday with Ken Borden. It will be a hour long jumping clinic. Ive never done a clinic before so im a little nervous. I want to make a good first impression. Any tips? Appearance wise myself, my horse, tack, etc? What should i be expecting or need to do ahead of time?
I have herd to soak tall boots on the outside/inside with hot water and and walk around with them. Im afraid to do this if it’ll ruin the leather. Has anybody done this? I got the ariat heritages. I have been walking in them, oiling them and they’re still stiff. They especially hurt on the back of my heel.