Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
I like the above list, I also make sure hooves are nice and tidy then I spray a super shiny hairspray on them (I like the Aussi one). It dries pretty fast, looks natural yet gives a clean polished look and it washes out easily. Oh, and it doesn't dry out the hooves like hoof polishes can do.
I keep hairspray and hair gel with me too to smooth down any short hairs that come out of the braided main, I hate the "fuzzy look" after a horse has been lying on his braids over night as my horse does.
If I do halter, showmanship, grooms class, any type of halter type class where the horse is judged on looks, I like to take a toothbrush and clean any gross looking hay pieces out of my horses teeth. Also good to have a cloth to do an "under tail" wipe when needed.