My First IEA Show is coming up soon. Help!?!
I used to compete on my pony, Subtle Abu, until I had a terrible accident. I just started back up a year and 5 days ago. I am back at a walk, trot and canter.
My trainer is putting me over crossrails, but I still don't have the hang of it again. Just a couple days ago I fell off. We were doing gymnastics, and I didn't put my heels down far enough, and rolled right off my horses neck. I got right back on though, and I'm fine now.
IEA shows take a rider and draw a horse's name for them out of a hat. I am so nervous. Me, being a taller, heavier person, would never be assigned a push button pony, or an older school horse with a bad back.
I have to ride the giant, bouncy, uncontrollable draft cross. I am so scared. If I can't stay on my own smooth, slow horse, how can I just jump on and show a big bouncy thing?
Oh my goodness, this will be my first real show since my accident. I am so stressed, can ANYONE please help me out by giving me tips, or even a story of their first IEA show or horse swap? I am soo stressed.