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How to all to prepere to show a horseEdit
- 1Decide what you will enter. There are lots of events to choose from, but don't enter all of them, it will be too hard for you and your horse.
- 2Get the paperwork ready. You will need your horse's health records, Coggins test, and all the trailering paperwork. Also, you will need the event's entry fee(s).
- 3Prepare your horse. Work on the skills for each event, bulking on work over time. A good training schedule for a junior jumper would be the following. Notice the pattern of adding on work.
- Week #1: 1 & 2 foot jumps, walk, trot, and canter.
- Week #2: 2 & 3 foot jumps, trot, canter, 2 point position.
- Week #3: 3 & 4 foot jumps, trot, canter, 2 point position, lead changes, work with different types of obstacles.
- Week #4: 3 & 4 foot jumps, repeat everything.
- Week #5: 4H Show.
- 4Clean your tack.
- 5Wash your horse or pony down really good! Make sure you wash all of their socks and any markings on their face or body. If your horse has white on them in is a good idea to wash the horse with a whitening shampoo such as "White and Brite"!Make sure you pamper and reward your pony. It also might be a good idea to put liniment on your horse the night before the show to relax them and their muscles for the next day. Rub the liniment really good on their back where the saddle goes and all down by their legs!!
- 6Go to the show when your horse is ready. Good Luck
Ponies are usually classified as members of Equus caballus that mature at less than 14.2 hands. However, some pony breeds may occasionally have individuals who mature over 14.2 but retain all other breed characteristics. There are also some breeds that now frequently mature over 14.2 hands due to modern nutrition and management, yet retain the historic classification "pony." For the purposes of this list, if a breed registry classifies the breed as a "pony," it is listed here as such, even if some individuals have horse characteristics.
(Because of this designation by the preference of a given breed registry, most miniature horse breeds are listed as "horses," not ponies)