OK, so I tried show jumping once, and I’m ADDICTED. Love it. My 14.2 QH gelding is short, stocky, and speedy enough to do the jumpers, and he never places in the hunters because he can’t physically get himself over fences without a good amount of power. I still love and respect the hunters, but for my horse at this time, jumpers is best. Well, actually, combined training. And reining. And cutting. And ranch trail and pleasure. He kind of does a lot of disciplines. But I’m getting off topic! My point is, we have our first combined training show in a month. We are getting ready riding-wise, but I wanted to get some opinions on turn-out! It is going to be a pretty big schooling show.
Black Verhan dressage saddle
Black bridle with Baucher bit
White dressage pad
Black dressage coat/stock tie/white shirt/white breeches/tall boots/helmet
Brown bridle with mechanical hackamore (legal)
Hunter green fly bonnet
White saddle pad with hunter green monogram
White open front boots w/ white ankle boots on hind
Black coat/white rat catcher/white breeches (too lazy to change from dressage), field boots, helmet
What do you guys think? I know I can go color-crazy in the jumpers, but after doing hunters for a while it’s tough! So I’m going for classy and conservative, yet slightly adventurous Because it is a schooling show and I’ll only be doing 2 dressage tests, I’m not planning on braiding. Thanks!