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Right, so on to the fun stuff!  Since we all want to start showing our horses as soon as possible only five images are required.  This is supposed to be fun, after all, and we don't want to ask for too much.

1. Groundwork.
2. Lunging.
3. Accepting a saddle/rider.
4. First ride.
5. Final: Discipline training.

While we only require five images, there is so much more that you can do to train your horse!  If you want to go that extra mile, here are five more images that we would love to see!

1. Worst fear discovered.
2. Good/Bad day.
3. Trailer work.
4. Visit from the farrier/vet.
5. Play time.

Note that you are more than welcome to draw your horse training/doing something that we haven't mentioned.

You can show your horse doing anything, as long as it fits into each category.  For instance, when doing your groundwork image you might show a young foal to accept a halter or, if you are working on the lunging image, you could work the horse at walk, trot, canter, or taking a break!  These all count as training images for those of you who have registered your horses in other groups.

The final image is the most important.  We ask that, for the final image, you dress your horse in its competitive gear as it learns about its future discipline for the first time!  For example, for horses destined to be jumpers you might show them trotting over poles, cavaletti, or taking its first jump (note it will probably be a small obstacle, since they will be beginners).

This final image counts as your horse's graduation image and counts as a show entry.  Upon completion of the five base images, they will receive a ribbon, a diploma, be inducted into our graduation hall of fame, and, most importantly, be well on their way to becoming stars!  For those who go above the five images, a secondary ribbon or trophy will be awarded based on how many extra training images you have completed.
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Taz123321 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally going to use this for my Narasignhas & maybe even my Shedus 
strideroo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good idea! :)
Ememir Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
can i pull together two trainings image like first ride and worst fear?
strideroo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For them to count as two training images, you would have to do two images.  But you are more than welcome to combine them...  Sounds interesting!
Illudyr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's possible, but it's probably counted as one picture since well.. it is one picture then xd
but it's definately possible, let your creativity run free!
Vezria Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Curious... What if my horse is going to be a harness horse. Could "accepting a harness/buggy" be allowed instead of "accepting saddle" and first ride be first drive, etc?
strideroo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure of course!
Illudyr Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ofcourse that's possible! In my opinion it is almost the same thing, only with different gear. So yeah, that's possible C:
kryptooxx Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So I'm interested in putting my horse Chrono thou this but he is 9 years. Does that matter? As I'm retraining him to show jumping
strideroo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No any age may enter!!
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