Thank you so much everyone for all of your tips and advice! Since I know I was vague in the beginning about my particular situation, I figured I’d fill in some details.
This horse is pretty darn rock solid at home. The only reason I am mainly concerned about preparing her properly is because I have only shown her once and that was about 2 years ago. That one show was a month after I purchased her. So, as much as I know my horse at home, I don’t really know her at shows. Then, on top of that, my trainer is an extremely experienced eventer, but wants to make sure she gives my horse the preparation she needs to go around nicely in the hunters (since they require that rhythmic, steady pace and attitude). We also want to make sure that its a good experience since its my first time to show in such a long time!
I will personally be showing her in a small division because I will be A) so nervous and B) trying to ease back into the showing world without stressing my horse too badly (when she most likely will have to take care of my mistakes!).
So, in regards to what she needs… what would your recommend for essentially a horse that you aren’t experienced with at a show, that is showing in low height divisions.
Some things that were crossing my mind were:
trainer showing her on Thursday and Friday in some similar height classes (schooling hunters)
Saturday and Sunday- light hacks in the morning
Some lounge-lining towards the beginning of the week
I also loved that some of you suggested how to warm up depending on how she feels. I also really liked the idea of how my trainer can best set her up to jump her best in the ring when she shows her.
So, basically, any suggestions are welcome, but hopefully that provided some context to my post!