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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 7, 2005
    Southern Ohio

    Default I'm Nervous!!

    I'm nervous and I feel silly for being nervous!

    I'm taking my new pony that I've had for 2 months to his first show on Sunday.
    We're doing BN.
    I've taken more than a couple of horses to their first shows...
    I've been doing training and prelim on my other horse.

    What if he has an unforeseen fear of flowers or something?
    Annnnd is that really all there is to BN test A? i feel like there should be more too it... or something.
    "Hell yes I can ride. I was riding when I fell off!"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan. 10, 2007
    too far from the barn


    Do not fall asleep during BN testA. That is the greatest danger

    And, if he is scared of flowers, so what. He's a baby horse. You will laugh and so will everyone else.

    Have a blast!!! Baby's first event is the most fun ever (which is why I keep buying greenies).
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct. 3, 2007


    DD did the same thing last Saturday and had a blast. Well, okay it turns out the former hunter pony does not think he should have to go through water, but overall it was a great day.

    We're giving it another go on Sunday - we hear the water is only flagged coming out at this one.

    Relax and have fun!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug. 15, 2003


    Funny how those BN fences look big on the baby horses, even when you are jumping huge ones on another horse. And nerves are required at each and every show despite the level. It is what keeps us coming back... that adrenaline rush!

    Have a great time and be sure to get pictures. It is funny to watch them change over those first 3 events or so. The first is always... "Um, why are we running away from the barn Mom?" and by the 3rd or so... they are saying, "I've got it! Where's the next one?? Come on!!!" You can see it in their expressions in their photos.

    The best stories come from first shows as well!
    If you always do what you've always done- you'll always get what you've always gotten.
    Madison Ridge Farm

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr. 14, 2006
    Saco, Maine


    Hahahaaaaa, I happen to think BN on a baby is waaaaaaay more nervousing than Intermediate on one I've brought along.

    Have a blast, it'll be fun no matter what. Remember, it is your job to make him brave and happy.
    Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan. 7, 2005
    Southern Ohio


    Thanks everyone!

    I was at work last night and I was like Chelsie (me) this is silly, your horse does not have an unforeseen fear of flowers because you don't have an unforeseen fear of flowers...and that's usually how that works.

    So far he has been brave, and wonderful, and has a good head. And likes his new job a lot. He's a good egg and I'm lucky he landed in my lap.

    I just need to remember the time changes!
    I'lll report back with pictures!
    "Hell yes I can ride. I was riding when I fell off!"

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