Hacking to shows?

StarFell

Well-Known Member
Joined
2 May 2007
Messages
1,668
Location
Cumbria
Does anyone ever hack to local shows? Theres one near me tomorrow and I'm struggling for a lift, and I was wondering whether to hack there. Its about an hour away I think. The only thing is, I'm worried that it may wind my lad up a bit before I show him, he tends to be a bit "bouncy" when I school after a hack
 

LittleSoph

Well-Known Member
Joined
26 June 2008
Messages
822
Location
Essex
I hacked to my first show a few weeks ago. The hack there was interesting as it was the first time I'd hacked with other horses. When we arrived he was being such a prawn! Bouncing around, side stepping, cantering on the spot... but I made him stand and watch a few classes and then gave him a trot around the warm up ring and he soon settled.
I suppose it depends on the individual horse, but I think it's a good idea. Just make sure you give him plenty of time to settle.
 

MrsMozart

Just passing through...
Joined
27 June 2008
Messages
40,343
Location
Not where I should be...
Yup, agree with LS. Depends on the ned, but if he's a bit silly after a hack, give yourself pleanty of time to let him walk round and chill out once he gets there.

Hope you go and have fun
 

miss_bird

Well-Known Member
Joined
13 August 2006
Messages
2,936
Location
where ever my horses are
Wow seems strangge to here this questio now as every boxes to shows, but as kids as some of the older generation will remember hardly anyone had a box so we used to all hack to the local shows
 

katie_southwest

Well-Known Member
Joined
5 January 2008
Messages
2,492
Location
Devon
I found it a disaster to be honest when I hacked to one a few weeks ago
I wound myself up so much about actually going to the show, by the times Id hacked there and actually done something, I was so drained I could barely get home!!!
numpty

On a serious note though, I get really bad knees and back if Im in the saddle too long (result of a childhood mishap with a ponio)
so really only go to shows if YO can take us, or if they are quite close (half hour away)
 

Trubie

Well-Known Member
Joined
2 February 2009
Messages
353
We hack to my local RC all the time for lessons and shows, also about an hour. I get a bit tired, but pony is fine...go for it
 
Top