Join Date: May 2010
Location: Queensland, Australia
I generally get home from school on the Friday, feed up and then go have dinner myself. Turn on the float area lights, boil some water/shampoo mix so I can wash him once it's cooled a bit after adding cold water. Then I towel dry him and depending on the horse and the weather, I may use a hair dryer. Then I braid up (sewing my dressage plaits, tail and forelock). Spray the horse with Cowboy Magic and put on his rug bib, skinny hood, light rug, heavy rug, tail bag and stable bandages. Then let him chill in his stall for the night while I clean saddlery and get my clothes together. I use Equestriad 2001 on the computer to help me learn my dressage tests.
On the morning before the show after we've floated him there, I brush him and go over him with a finishing cloth. I cover my braids with hairspray and add Mr Sheen Furniture Polish to his tail to make it shine. I paint his hooves and spray them with hairspray. I paint his white markings with white paint, wait till it dries and brush it out again. I then saddle up and make sure I have time for a huge warm up before the competition starts.
I always have to follow this routine or my whole day is just out. =] I apologise for the novel =P
...Every rider has that one horse that changes everything about them...