Alright, 19 days until our FIRST SHOW (Huntseat Eq and Pleasure)! A couple questions:
Hoof Polish? Do I need it? Is that the proper name? APHA with white hooves...do I get clear?
Mane Braiding...any tips would be appreciated. I did my first attempt yesterday. Are they supposed to look like little hangie turds? I did a 4" braid and then folded it under. So it was a little 2" braid turd. I thought it looked funny. I used one of those braid guides that separates each chunk of hair into 3 sections. The braids seemed kind of big and fat. But my horse's mane is pulled fairly thin. Just pull thinner? If I braid the night before and put on a sleazy, will it stay until show day? Are there special products that help make braiding easier/stay better? Or just good ol' hair gel?
Tail...do I need to clip those little side hairs at the dock? Also, how far down the tail bone do I braid?
My horse won't let me near his ears with the clippers. He's getting his teeth floated on Thursday and I plan to try them again when he's drugged up. Will the ear-clip job last 17 days or am I going to need to try something else closer to show date?
Am I supposed to clip his eyebrows? Ya know, those sparse, long hairs above and below his eyes.
Oh boy, I'm turning into a wreck!!