Showing livestock and growing up around stock shows aren’t something that a child experiences and then quickly forgets. If you grew up around stock shows, you’d probably agree that it was an impactful and life-changing experience. Whether you are the one who is walking down memory lane or have children today that you are bringing up around stock shows (or both), you’ll probably have some stories to tell. Showing livestock leaves a child with valuable lessons and some priceless memories.
Have you found that your nerves are on edge when you participate in stock shows? Being in front of a crowd, especially one that is going to judge you, can be a lot to shoulder. If you’re nervous before a show, just think about what your animal probably goes through. They are also in an unfamiliar environment with loud noises and strangers looking at them. No matter how much you think you’ve prepared for a show, the stress is real,