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How do you prep for a show?

I'm talking horse, rider and equipment!

What I do:

-I give a thorough wash with soap, washing every inch, including mane and tail the night before. Also get the gunk out of his/he genitals.
-The day off I groom with all the different brushes, pick hoofs, comb feathery tufts above hooves and the wipe eyes and nose.
-I apply fly spray.
-I wipe off the gunk from the nose and eyes.
-I polish hooves.
-I braid mane if necessary.

-I take a shower morning of show.
-Dress up.
-Do what's necessary with hair.
-I do the morning routine.

-I wash the saddle pad used.
-I use Mink Oil or Passier on my saddle and bridle.
-I polish the bit with toothpaste.
-I wash my riding clothes.

So tell me, what do you do? Is there anything I could add? I am never over-prepared, and I don't mind doing the extra work. This is more to make myself feel accomplished rather than to strut our stuff, although that too!
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