I forgot some stuff so ill ad it on here
[quote=ShowJumpLife;264984]depends what kind of show it is, ill do for a ribbon day.
First I clip his chin, ears, legs, fetlocks, coronets, tail, bridle path muzzle and above his eyes. Then I fix up his mane and forelock. Then he gets a real big groom and I touch up any clipping or snipping that needs to be done,then he has a bath with a plastic curry comb a sponge and "New Zealand Gold Shampoo" and scrub. Rinse twice then sweat scrape and while still damp cover him from head to tail(except his mane) in "Australian Dressage Super Shine Hair Polish
" and rub him dry in the direction of hair growth with a pure sheepskin mit. Then I get a fine sand paper and sand his hooves smooth. I then put black "Ravens Oil
" on his hooves on top and underneath and cover with "Worlds Best Hoof Oil
", I then put a clean cotton rug on him and if its cold a doona as well sometimes up to 3 doonas. After that he has a wee break, I give him a hay bag and bucket of water while I clean up my mess and get all my plaiting kit sorted and I have a break myself.(by now its usually been atleast 5 hours) next I get my plaiting kit which consists of cheap $2 shop hair gell gunk, brown plaiting thread, darning needle, comb, a chair to stand on, and a clip or two to hold the hair back away from what im doing. I then plait up and on goes a earwig lycra hood, his tail is brushed out and loosely plaited from below the end of the tail bone right the way down and put in a tail bag, his legs are wraped with "Back On Track
" Products ( AND THEY ARE AMAZING!! COULDNT DO WITHOUT THEM!) and then he's put away in his pen for the night.
Morning of the show:
Get him out of the pen brush off any shavings on him. Everything stays on him except any hot coats, re black his hooves with the ravens oil and the WBHO and straight on the float, at the show everything comes off and he's tacked up, on more spritz with the super shine, tail brushed out, make up (petrolium jelly) on and then he's allll ready :)
And I ALWAYS win turnout :)