Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Perth Australia
Im sorry if this is too basic for you this is why I asked for a show photo of you.
I would be defiantly putting make up on her. If her muzzle is light in winter I would go with clear, and if she darkens in summer I would go with black. But take your time and practice with the black before you go to a show. Also clipping the ears and whiskers from the muzzle. And some white make up for her star/stripe.
For bright white white socks at a show.
Keep them clipped. The night before wash them (omo matic is my secret) and when they are dry cake them in baby powder (This will stop dirt, mud etc from getting on the socks over night.) and in the morning brush off all the baby powder. And then apply hoof black, never before brushing off the powder!
I also would be colouring her tail black, it does look sun bleached. And maybe trim it to the fetlock.
Once you have the feed right, Coat shine is a big thing. After a show wash I apply a dob of cowboy magic to my sheepskin glove and rub it over the neck, shoulder, back/rib cage and over the bum. And chuck on a nice clean rug. Other people swear by Hi-Shine, but im a CM person. And then at the show I apply it again.
For you, in the ridden I would stay away from black. A shirt that’s burgundy with gold and white trim would look stunning. Sand chaps, sand boots and cream hat(black hats “darken” your face) and the most important ting is to Smile!!!