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.
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.