the preparing for a show acually starts weeks before the show- starting with getting your horse the right supplements that will help bring out the healthy, shiny coat look-
But like a week before the show I will clip down the whites on the legs and then like the day before I will clip the rest- ears, muzzle, under the chin, clean up legs, etc... then the bath comes along with banding of the mane. After the bath if it is cool out I will throw a cooler on, it really helps with taking the moisture off. Then my horse gets her hoody and blanket on and we are ready for the night.
The day of the show I will spot wash anything that I need to (they always tend to find that one pile in the stall-lol) I give the body a good brushing along with getting any dirt off the hooves. I spray the whites on the legs with white spray and then will enhance the black (my buckskins) with black spray. The feet will get polished and the fake tail is put in. I fix anything in the mane that needs to be fixed and sometimes will put in a little hairspray to keep it from moving. Face makeup is put on (i like using the black stuff since my horses have black points...) and a mist of pepi is but on the body, and a little in the mane and tail.... im sure im missing stuff but that is the basics of what I do
It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.
- Paul "Bear" Bryant (Former college football coach)