If you show in quarter horse country (like me, and I show arabs : ] ) You gota get use to Deep Arenas and ALOT of dust! To make sure your horse dosnt turn dirt colord and muddy from sweating, ALWAYS have a bag of wash cloths and my personal show favorite Peppi! Run it over the coat before classes and brush off hooves So all the hard work you put into Making their feet shine dosnt get covered up by Dust!
And keep em happy with a bag or apples or carrots at the exit gate for when they do good. Oh and a cool bucket of water so they don't get To hot. If your horse is like mine they drink like camels!
"The wind of heaven is that which flows between a horses ears" - Arabic proverb