Okay, so I'm not actually bring a horse to auction. But I have a school assignment for my Equine Care class where I need to groom a horse as though I were preparing it to sell. I have a doozy of a horse to work with. He is a Grey Percheron/Arabian gelding. His name is Pride and as far as I know he has never been bathed before. He has lived in a pasture all his life and he's got the stains to prove it. He also has a pretty messy mane and tail.
Here are some pics of him. He's not my horse, he belongs to a friend:
I could use your advice on how I should spiff him up. He's not actually going to a sale, but I need to prepare him as though his. Basically I need to present before and after pictures and write a detailed account about the procedures I used to clean him. If you have any good ideas on how to make him look extra special, please let me know.