This is for local schooling and open shows:
Lunge him a bit, so he's not full of energy while I'm trying to do all my preparation.
Pull and tidy up his mane.
Brush through his tail (I only brush it before shows)
Haul hot water from indoors for bath
Bathe and shampoo and condition mane and tail
Rub down with towels and use a sweat scraper.
Walk and hand graze until dry.
Clip muzzle, ear fuzz, legs, any stray hairs.
Spray with pepi and brush out mane and tail again
Trim any long tail hairs that are sticking out.
Braid and bag tail.
Braid mane in thick braids (he has a crazy mane that doesn't stay to one side)
Wrap legs and put on sheet and Lycra hood.
Turn out into paddock (he's usually kept at pasture)
The morning of:
Brush brush brush brush, curry curry curry
Load up and haul to the grounds about 2 hours before halter starts
Undo tail and mane braids, brush
Paint hooves with hoof black
Do any last minute touch ups with my mini clippers
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