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        12-17-2009, 06:53 PM
    My First Show-Help-Tips Needed***

    Well, on the 31st of January i'm going to my first (not pony club) show :) Im so excited but im not sure what I should be doing with my mare...

    She's a Palomino there's a picture of her on this link, I got a new MARE!!!!

    I have no Idea what I should do with her mane.. I could hog it off and just braid her forelock and tail, or should I let her mane grow out a little bit more and flop over and do something with it was well as Abbi's forelock and tail?

    Any other tips on making her look BEAUTIFUL hehe.

    Also whats the go with saddle cloths or numnah, what colour etc.

    So any tips would be great, about braiding or grooming or hoofs. Even tack.. thanks guys :)
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        12-17-2009, 06:56 PM
    I'd brade it!! Or just get a main tammer on befor the show to get it to lie witch ever side you want it on!!
        12-17-2009, 06:57 PM
    What discipline are you doing?
        12-17-2009, 06:58 PM
        12-17-2009, 07:00 PM
    I'd braid her mane, it's probably not required but it's always good practice! I'd go with a fairly neutral colour for your saddle pad, even just black or white would be nice with her colouring.
        12-17-2009, 07:32 PM
    Braid it (mane, tail, forelock)!
    For saddle pads, if you don't have a shaped pad or a half pad, use a regular white one. If you have a half pad, use that by itself. Orrr if you have a shaped pad, you could use that as well.
    After you bathe her, cover her up completely.
        12-17-2009, 07:41 PM
    Theses are the classes im thinking of entering...
    105 Led Local Galloway Hack – MARE
    133 Novice ridden Galloway
    134 Open ridden lightweight Galloway 14h ne 15h
    136 Childs Galloway ridden by rider under 17yrs
    140 Show Hunter Galloway 14.2h ne 15h
    Ring 2
    223 Childs Galloway ridden by rider under 17yrs
    227 Show Hunter Galloway 14.2h ne 15h
    Ring 3
    313 Local rider 13yrs & under 15yrs

    314 Girl rider 13yrs & under 15yrs
    Ring 6
    653 Led Palomino Female
    660 Ridden Palomino/ Buckskin 14hh & over
    661 Youth Rider (under 18 yrs, Palomino/Buckskin)
    Ring 8
    808 Pony Club Mount 13yrs & under 15 years
    826 Bareback Pony Club Rider 11yrs & under 17yrs
        12-17-2009, 07:42 PM
    Umm... whats a half pad?
        12-17-2009, 08:53 PM
    I like the sound of all the classes you are doing but watch you don't do too many, or else you'll end up with a tired, cranky horse :)

    And a tip - don't get hoof black on your joddies... I speak from experience :P
        12-17-2009, 09:29 PM
    Ok.. thanks, do you think that's too many? I changed my mind about the led one... im not going to do it. :)

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