Earlier this year me and OH rescued a little 11hh mare who was suffering from lami/neglect from my yard owners niece. We consequently bought her for a pitance and now she lives the life of riley with our shetland.
Any how I now think it's time for her to earn her keep as such, and get out and enjoy her life a bit! Before I go any further I am a complete showing novice (apart from best turned out at pony club camp haha!) so wouldn't know where to start! Really, I just feel mean taking everyone else to parties and leaving her behind.
Tilly is 22 this New Years eve and completely recovered from her lami and is scrubbing up nicely! She's 11 HH and passported as 'dark brown'. No breeding noted in passport just age. She is completely sound, and is a cheeky little whatnot with plenty of character! We took her as a companion for the shetland to a show in August and she was so chilled - a right pro. She even led OH up into the trailer she was so eager to get in!! I will include some piccys below..
Questions are really...
Does it matter that I don't know what breed she is?
She was obviously branded at some point with an 'E' on her side which is large - would this mean there is no point showing her? See picture below
I am 22 as well as her am I OK to show a 11HH? (do you have to be a young handler to show little ponies?)
Where do I start on what I have to wear?
Do you have to be registered with the vetran horse society to show at local shows (we don't really aim to enter qualifiers of anything)
Note her 'E' brand behind her withers...
Please feel free to criticise, and even tell me if it's not worth doing. Me and Til's are both thick skinned hehe
ETA : She has No scars at all to note - can't find one on her! (suprising for her age)