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    05-17-2008, 10:58 AM
  #1
Green Broke
Need help prepping horse for potential buyers today.

Okay well as you all might know, someone is coming to see Ginger today. Im wondering what I should do to make Ginger look nice, etc. should I lunge her before they get here? (i don't know when the last time she was ridden, it was one day last week) should I put show sheen on her? Help, what should I do! [:P]
     
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    05-17-2008, 11:11 AM
  #2
Foal
They will want you to ride her before they do. You can lunge her but don't make her all sweaty.

After brushing, I use a towel (or old rag) Dampen it with warm water and wipe her down. There will still be dust on her from being brushed and a damp rag will get that all off. Then you can use Laser sheen or whatever.
     
    05-17-2008, 11:16 AM
  #3
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by ColleenT
they will want you to ride her before they do. You can lunge her but don't make her all sweaty.

After brushing, I use a towel (or old rag) Dampen it with warm water and wipe her down. There will still be dust on her from being brushed and a damp rag will get that all off. Then you can use Laser sheen or whatever.
the woman told me she's going to have her daughter ride or her. So I don't have to ride. Ill just lunge her I guess and then brush her off like normal.
     
    05-17-2008, 11:17 AM
  #4
Yearling
Here's some ideas...

- Give her a bath w/ shampoo and conditioner.
- Hand graze after her bath until she's completely dry and make sure she doesn't roll or else that'll ruin all your hard work.
- I would suggest maybe riding/lunging her before you bathe her if she has lots of energy though because after her bath I would put her in a stall with a light sheet on so she doesn't get too dirty and the excersize will help her not to go stir crazy.
- After she's dry I would brush her really well and spritz some showsheen on her.
- Also, maybe you could put some hoof polish on a few minutes before they arrive so her hooves look nice and shiny.
- Oh ya make sure you brush her mane in tail right after you condition it during the bath. This helps with the breakage of hairs to the mane and tail and plus it's easier on you to get the knots out.

Other than that good luck with her and hopefully the people that coming out to see her absolutely love her.
     
    05-17-2008, 11:32 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by mudypony
Here's some ideas...

- Give her a bath w/ shampoo and conditioner.
- Hand graze after her bath until she's completely dry and make sure she doesn't roll or else that'll ruin all your hard work.
- I would suggest maybe riding/lunging her before you bathe her if she has lots of energy though because after her bath I would put her in a stall with a light sheet on so she doesn't get too dirty and the excersize will help her not to go stir crazy.
- After she's dry I would brush her really well and spritz some showsheen on her.
- Also, maybe you could put some hoof polish on a few minutes before they arrive so her hooves look nice and shiny.
- Oh ya make sure you brush her mane in tail right after you condition it during the bath. This helps with the breakage of hairs to the mane and tail and plus it's easier on you to get the knots out.

Other than that good luck with her and hopefully the people that coming out to see her absolutely love her.
okay thanks! I think im going to the barn at 1-130 because that's the only time I can get dropped off. That will give me PLENTY of time to get her ready since there not going to get to the barn until 430-5.
     
    05-17-2008, 12:56 PM
  #6
Yearling
Your welcome and good luck again!
     
    05-17-2008, 12:58 PM
  #7
Showing
Lotsssss of grooming!!!!
     
    05-17-2008, 01:29 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Thanks poptartshop and mudypony!
     
    05-17-2008, 02:30 PM
  #9
Showing
Yeah, I'm sure Ginger will look great. Good luck!!
     
    05-17-2008, 03:58 PM
  #10
Banned
Definately lots and lots of grooming...try to make her as beautiful as you would if you were to bring her to an International Competition. You want her coat to look great, but you also want it to look like her real coat.

Be as honest with the people...I wouldn't use Show Sheen because it gives the horses coat a shinier appearance than what it is.

I'd definitely be prepared to get on Ginger and ride her before their daughter does. Most people want to see the horse go through the gaits (walk, trot, and canter) before they decide to ride the horse.
When I was horse searching, the owners had to get on their horse and put it through the gaits (walk/trot/canter and whatever else it can do). One lady said there was no need...and I told her that whether there is or not I would like to see the horse in action, she refused...so I told her that I was greatful for her time and that I hope she finds a good buyer for that horse...and I walked.

Also I'd definitely save tacking up, and even cleaning the feet till they are there. As a buyer they'll want a horse that won't kill them when they tack up, nor will try to kill them when cleaning their feet.

I'd lunge her a little bit to get her "funnies" out, but not to the point where she's tired...I'd want the prospective buyer to know the horse with as much energy as she has without lunging.

Also, make sure her stall is clean, and everything that she'll be in/near is fairly clean...a good clean barn always gives a good impression.

Do let us know how it goes!!!
     

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