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    07-31-2011, 11:43 PM
  #1
Foal
Arrow Quick 15 minute groom before lesson

Hi guys

I just wanted to know the essentials of grooming before you go to a lesson.

Whats the main things you have to do? And if so can you do them in 15 minutes
     
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    08-01-2011, 12:36 AM
  #2
Weanling
Before I ride I always just brush with a rubber curry and a stiff body brush. That along with picking the hooves only takes about 5 minutes. If the horse is really dirty or muddy you can use a plastic curry before the rubber one.
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    08-01-2011, 06:23 AM
  #3
Weanling
Absolute minimum, remove all mud and dirt from under the areas where the saddle/girth and bridle will go, and make sure there are no rocks stuck in the feet. I can usually do that very quickly, unless he's been rolling in a mud pit. LOL.

Usually I prefer to spend closer to an hour grooming, though!
     
    08-01-2011, 07:35 AM
  #4
Foal
Okay great thanks guys
     
    08-01-2011, 07:46 AM
  #5
Showing
For myself before riding I usually give mine a quick once over with the vacuum and pick feet.

When lesson students come, they usually get here about 20 min early to groom & tack. Plenty of time as I do them all myself every morning while they eat so they aren't usually too dirty.
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    08-01-2011, 07:52 AM
  #6
Foal
I have my theory class before we tack up so I have no extra time which sucks but I try to get my horse as clean as I can xD
     
    08-01-2011, 11:19 AM
  #7
Foal
If I don't have time to fully groom I remove all mud/dirt from the saddle area and legs( you don't need to do the legs before unless you use leg wraps) and then pick out the feet.
     
    08-01-2011, 11:29 AM
  #8
Trained
For lessons I always show up with a well groomed horse, white polos and everything clean. It's respectful. If I only have a short amount of time and it is muddy I hose off and scrub the hooves and legs. Grab my rubber curry mit and stiff brush to remove all the clumped mud, pull clumps out of the tail and spray it with show sheen, comb the mane and forelock and then grab a rag with miracle groom and in tight circles remove all the dust on the horse, followed by a clean body brush. The feet are picked and legs towelled off and then I'm ready for tack.
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    08-01-2011, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
For lessons I always show up with a well groomed horse, white polos and everything clean. It's respectful. If I only have a short amount of time and it is muddy I hose off and scrub the hooves and legs. Grab my rubber curry mit and stiff brush to remove all the clumped mud, pull clumps out of the tail and spray it with show sheen, comb the mane and forelock and then grab a rag with miracle groom and in tight circles remove all the dust on the horse, followed by a clean body brush. The feet are picked and legs towelled off and then I'm ready for tack.
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Agreed. I would never show up for a lesson with a muddy horse, and dirty tack. It doesn't take long at all to groom a horse. I can groom a horse in 10 minutes from head to toe, including the mane, tail, and forelock. I even make sure my horse is groomed for the vet and farrier when they come. Who wants to see/work on a muddy horse? As anebel said, its being respectful to your instructor.
     
    08-01-2011, 12:02 PM
  #10
Banned
I think the answer to this question depends greatly on what type of living situation your horse has.

I agree, that respect dictates showing up for a lesson with a well turned out horse.

If you happen to be running late and your instructor is the type that gets this is a one time thing, then yes, grooming where the tack goes is a must, the rest can wait until you are done.
     

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