Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lakeland, Florida
I have recently started grooming Halter horses for a retired Judge.
He has me take a small black rubber curry -he orders them special so they are extra hard, as the ones you typically find have a lot of flex. I use short, FIRM strokes with the grain of the hair. Each horse takes me around 20 mins and I work them 5 days a week. (Took longer when I first started, but is better when you keep up with it - and the day after their day off takes me a few mins longer still)
For the show conditioning:
After they are curried, I apply a glycerin mixture to their neck and shoulders and put their neoprene sweats on. They are lunged at a fast, long trot in our large round pen for 10 mins in each direction. They are then place in their stall for 30 mins to an hour while their "saunas" work on breaking down fat cells.
We have recently started to keep light nylon sheets on them since it is starting to cool off at night.
They are not under lights yet.
My horses have done so well on dac that I became a rep. Stand behind 'em 110%.