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    06-09-2011, 06:18 PM
Green Broke
Presentation Class Presentation .

Hey guys (:

On Sunday, it's now Friday here. I'm competing on Chinga and one of the classes is a "Natural" Presentation Class - meaning no plaiting and horse make-up. I have decided to go that extra mile and make Chinga look super spiffy and hopefully take out first place, maybe? If anyone has ANY tips on little things to do, etc.

Thanks in advanced guys!
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    06-10-2011, 12:06 AM
Green Broke

Anyone? Suggestions would be amazing.
    06-10-2011, 07:11 PM
What color is Chinga? I'm not sure how natural some of my suggestions are:

Show sheen (pretty much every where)
Baby oil (muzzle, eyes, tail)
Baby powder for the white markings
Bathing the night before, leaving in conditioner for the tail&mane, and shampoo the entire body (if you don't have horse shampoo, dawn dish soap works perfectly fine. May not go the extra mile for a white horse, but it's great otherwise)
Make sure the mane is nicely trimmed so it is even or atleast not too bad looking, since you can't plait.
Spend as much time as you can grooming the morning of the show.
Hoof paint? Not sure if that is considered unnatural
Make sure his body is nicely clipped. If he has a nice summer coat, you may not need to do much other than his leg feathers (again, you can leave those depending on the breed) and his muzzle whiskers.
I'm guessing this is a type of halter class? Make sure the halter and lead are clean, shine them, add vaseline, olive oil, or anything of that matter to them so they shine.
Make sure you are looking your nicest as well.
Make sure your horse will set up nicely and can do whatever is needed for the class well.
That's really all I can think of, if I think of anymore soon I will come back and let you know!
    06-12-2011, 07:46 PM
If this is an "au-natural" type class, I would think anything like powder, oil, etc is going to count against you...they will want to see how healthy and beautiful the horse is without all the 'extra' stuff.

Bathe him well, and brush him lots, maybe even rub him down with a soft cloth, then rug him the night before...the higher up the neck you can rug him the better, since you will want to touch up with sponge bathing the morning of. If you have a sleezy, use that on his head/neck to keep his mane flat. Make sure his mane has been pulled well, and is nice and even throughout. Same with his tail...make sure he is neatened up. Wash and condition both well; that's all you should need to do, to make those shine well. I would wash his tail the morning of, since I'm not sure they would want a crimpy tail, from it being braided. This will also ensure there is no dust in the tail from his night's rest, as well.

Other than just making sure he is squeaky clean, and well trimmed, I wouldn't do anything more...Make sure your halter is clean, and well fitted, obviously, but if it's a natural class, then leave him natural...not much more than that, plain and simple.
    06-12-2011, 08:07 PM
Good luck! Let us know how you did!
    06-13-2011, 01:11 AM
Green Broke
Thanks guys for all your tips. We put loads of work into getting him ready. It was a class with both horse and rider and we placed 1st. Very pleased!! Photos will be posted in his photo thread.

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