Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
A week before a show, I clip all legs with a 10 blade from the below the knees down. This way the hair blends in & is short. After I bathe, I showsheen while horse is still wet & hand rub it in, recommended on the bottle. On the lower legs, esp. white socks I douse them. This way with the short hair & showsheen, no dirt or stains will stick, you can just brush it off, even a mistake with hoof black. Never spray showsheen near the saddle area, says on the bottle as well. Then I put a slinky on the horse, either a full body or hood/face & a satin stable sheet. Because I don't use a barn, I put a waterproof blanket on & a outer hood. I put on a SM tail wrap & a tail sock. A freshly bedded stall will add to the horse staying clean as well. The configuration of my barn doesn't allow him to have contact with his buddy, so I just leave them both in the paddock, but make sure the run in shed is freshly bedded & feed him there, he seems to know & stays in there.