I have previously said that I wouldn’t be showing in 2011. I wanted to save money and spend my time polishing and fine tuning before going into a show ring. B and I have a lot to work on and it makes sense to forget about showing and just practice, practice, practice.
There’s just one problem. I really, really want to show! There’s a well organized hunter schooling show series close by that has adult beginner classes and I want ever so much to attend. The first show is at the end of April. I’m thinking about going. It’s a schooling show and it would be a beginner class, so I’m not expected to be perfect, right? I fear that if I don’t show until I think I’m “ready,” I’ll never get to show. When I ask myself the question, “What do I want to do with my horse?”, the answer is, “I want to go to horse shows!!!”
An added bonus is that the show is putting on a clinic with the judge the day after the show. So I would show Saturday and then do a clinic with the judge on Sunday. My husband may divorce me if I’m gone 2 days in a row with horse-related activities, but what a great opportunity to hear from the judge about our performance and how to improve!
So for now I’m keeping my options open. If our schooling goes well between now and April, I just may find myself trotting around a show ring!