Warning: proud mom post. I used to be very active in the horseshow world. My husband is not a fan of shows. He's a work or play kind of equestrian and his play does not include competition. Our daughter, who is 2 is horse crazy, which we both hoped would be the case since we both enjoy our horse hobby. After many months of slowly convincing him that our daughter would love showing and hitting a few local shows doing leadline on her mini, I finally convinced him to let us go the World Championship of our breed show. We had a ball! It was my first (real) show in 7 years and I had forgot how much work it was! Poor husband doesn't know what he has got into. Daughter had the best time and as much fun as she had will make it pretty easy for me to talk daddy into more of these in the future. I had about a week's notice after he gave us the go ahead. I managed to purchase our matching shirts, borrow some show tack from a friend, and get the old mare cleaned up (I think this may have been her first show ever in her 19ish years)! We cleaned up pretty good considering. Now I am saddle shopping and planning for next show season!