Has your horse had opportunity to get off the property frequently? Is she good to trailer and calm with commotion going on in new venues? Does she get quick to the fences or looky off property? I think if you know those things you will know how to best prep. [/QUOTE]
She hasn’t been off the property for about a year. She has always been great to trailer. She went through a period about a year or so ago when she was very anxious about new things. Any stimulus such as dog rolling on the ground, horses playing in a nearby paddock, or a child climbing on a chair would send her into a major bucking fit. She has since become so much more mellow and relaxed. She can now do lessons at dusk, during feeding time, when it is chilly and windy. Very quiet and steady, but I am concerned about how she will react when she arrives at the show.
My experiences with her at a new place have all been extremely positive. But, each of those times were before her “spooky” phase. But, I am hoping she is fully over that now!
While I have only shown her once, she is by no means a green horse. She used to compete monthly with a 65 year old lady in the adults and A/O’s. So, she will hopefully figure out the program after a couple of days, I just want to make sure I set her and myself up for success in the best way possible :). Thanks again and keep the suggestions and advice coming!