Grooming question for Hafflinger owners & English riders
Most of you know, I'm a QH girl & my showing experience comes from that side of things, so I have a couple questions on show turnout.
I have a beginner student who rides an older Haffie mare. She is 4-H age this year & will be going to her first fair, she's very excited & I am for her. She will be showing her in everything from WP, barrels, trail to Hunter classes.
My question - what's the proper clip? Do I leave her legs/feathers alone? We have had a very wet year and they are very stained & I feel compelled to clip her, but know by breed standard that is probably not correct. I also wondered about pulling her mane, not talking WP short & thin, but enough to be manageable and allow for nice button braids on Hunter day. I don't want to make her untrue to her breed, just curious how much I can "clean her up".
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