How to make the transition?
I do open shows with my horse, who is both an English and a Western horse. I like to go full-out with his grooming. This is the first year we are showing both English and Western, and I'm wondering how to make the transition between them. English classes are first, and I keep his braids in over-night. There is only a 15 minute break between English classes and Western classes. I want to have his mane banded for Western.
How should I do this? I know the obvious choice is to have his mane banded for both, but I'd really prefer not to do that.
Riders aren't 16 and pregnant. Riders are 16 and arthritic.