grooming wise, the night before i a show i curry ( with a rubber curry) my horses body the brush the dust,hair, and other stuff that comes up off with a med. stiff brush. after i do that i wash my horse.
i wash my horse by putting shampoo in a bucket with water, spray my horse down, then with a stiff brush i scrub him down with the suds ( sometimes i'll put shampoo on my brush as well). after i get all the shampoo & conditioner off of him and out of his tail. I spray him down with show sheen, lots n lots of show sheen in the tail. then i put his cooler on. untangle his tail with my fingers, sand paper his hoofs, and put shoe polish on his hoofs.
then when he's semi - dry i band his mane & forelock. hair spray.
the day of the show, i put hoof black and then clear hoof polish on the black. i also put his fake tail in which like said above requires washing & blowing drying before hand.
about two days before the show i clip his legs, the day before the show i clip his muzzle, bridle path, eye whiskers, ears, whatever needs clipping. then with a razor i shave his muzzle with shaving cream.
blanket and lock him out of his run. i like to find my favorite halter horse out of the journal and compare my horse to it, you should be able imagine eating off your horse. [:
I ride western pleasure because i can handle