02-05-2011, 11:24 AM
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Normaly, about 2 weeks before my first show (march 26th is 1st show this year) I give ponies a make over.
I groom them,
CLip out legs (and subborn stains on the body, blend well and in 2 weeks you would never known they had een clipped)
Clip off beard, moustach and whiskers,
Strip out ears.
Clip bridle path (yes my clippers get one heck of a work out)
Brush out tail,
Pull tail (normaly over the course of a few days)
Square off the bottom off the tail (at just below hock level) useing clippers.
Pull mane to within an inch of its life.
Clip any fluffy hairs (Reeco gets them under his belly)
This year I will be cleaning Reecos sheath as it is revolting.
Then I condition his tail, plait it loosely and put it in a tail bag (where it will stay except for at shows!)
I also give allmy tack a deep clean and condition.