Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Victoria, Australia
we braid with wool the night before and rug/wrap and throw the horses in the stables for the night haha.. but the morning of, we put black chalk on their legs, eyes, muzzle and ears (this can be very tricky and requires lots of practice to make it look natural) then spray legs with ultra (which is the same as show sheen) as well as white cover cream on their socks and star/blaze but before this we clip the hair right black so it doesnt clump. We also spray fine sparkles though their tail and in the summer do quarter marks =) we take around an hour and a half to pretty up our horses the morning of the show, so dont worry about going to the extent that we do!! As for shampooing, we use glo bay/black/chestnut/white shampoo after a horse shampoo then condition their tail only and (if clipped) spray dye onto their body (not where the saddle goes).. So we need:
-white cover cream
-cut comb (for quarter marks)
-hoof black (a laquer we put on at the last minute)
-hair spray (or fixative-you can get this from art supplies and its less sticky but some horses react to it)
-glo bay or black etc.
-championtails maxshine concentrated horse treatment (bay/black etc.)
this either helped a lot or completely confused you!! haha, but i hope it helped.. i can get some pictures next weekend because we'll be going to a show on the sunday if you'd like.. i hope i helped though!!
live for the good times,, forget all the bad,, love him forever and you'll be always glad!! So hug like you mean it,, and kiss in the night,, smile when they cant see and never ever fight!!
Last edited by -xx-sally-xx-; 08-02-2009 at 05:37 AM.