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