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.