On Saturday Smarty was trailed to a horse show. He isn’t ready to compete yet, but I wanted him to have the experience of schooling with other horses and being trailed/ridden somewhere new. As usual, Smarty was a rock star through the whole experience. He loaded/unloaded beautifully, had no problem with being tied to the trailed and kept calm with the hustle and bustle of the show. He was perfect schooling in the arena and didn’t think it was “off to the races” with the other horses flying around him.
My goal with him has been to show him on the flat before leaving for college. There are two potential shows I’m looking at taking him to – one in San Antonio July 14 and 15 and another in Austin on August 3-5. We still have some work to do before he’s ready to go, but Smarty should be ready to go on one of these dates.