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post #1 of 17 Old 05-19-2008, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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The "I'm way too prepared" Show List - Add to it!

Okay, I have 19 days until my first horse show EVER! I'm about to put in an order for my last minute show (and trailering) needs. What else do I need? HELP!

HORSE SHOW ITEMS:
(Not including any horse tack or rider apparel)

-Halter & Lead Rope
-Sleezy
-Shipping Boots
-Tail Wrap
-Hay Bag & Hay
-Saddle Stand
-Bridle Hook Rack
-Horse Cooler
-Rags
-Standard Grooming Tools
-Show Sheen
-Water Bottles & Snacks
-Horse Treats
-Horse Registration Papers
-Checkbook!
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post #2 of 17 Old 05-20-2008, 12:21 AM
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- extra braiding bands
- bring some horse-friendly gel to smooth down rogue hairs ;)
- cloth & saddle soap (last-minute wipe-down of your tack and boots)
- your tack! (saddle, bridle, saddle pad, any boots you need)
- your show clothes, and make sure you wear non-show clothes to groom and put on in-between classes; I always wore track pants (rip-off/buttoned) and a light sweater
- if you don't want to use show string/pins, bring your own :)
- Vaseline is good for highlighting nose and eyes
- having a damp cloth to run over your horse's coat picks up any dust and makes the coat shinier
- clean all tack before your show
- press and clean all your show apparel the night before

and remember... breathe and have FUN!


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post #3 of 17 Old 05-20-2008, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the additions, JDI! I have my tack and apparel in a completely different list...I'm just worried about all the little misc stuff that I might end up needing...like Extra Hair Gel...THANKS!

I figure if I'm way overly prepared and get all these jitters out of me right now, then I'll be relaxed and ready come show day.
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post #4 of 17 Old 05-20-2008, 01:03 AM
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DON'T FORGET YOUR COGGINS! (or is that what you mean by registration papers?)

-water bucket
-chain or something to hang your bucket
-you may need a hose for your water
-general first aid type stuff for your horse (well I guess it would hurt to have some human stuff in there too...)
-boot polish
-folding chairs (oh so conveniant)


haha, glad you remembered your checkbook! yeah, you'll need that.....
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post #5 of 17 Old 05-20-2008, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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DON'T FORGET YOUR COGGINS! (or is that what you mean by registration papers?)
Eeek! Do you mean proof of a negative coggins test? I don't believe my horse has ever been tested! He has never left our state, and my BO told me it wasn't necessary (for moving him) to have a coggins test. Would it be mandatory for a show (in the same state)? It didn't say anything about it in the show information. It just said you need APHA/AQHA papers to show in APHA/AQHA classes.

My vet is coming out Thursday for teeth floating...do I need a coggins test too?
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post #6 of 17 Old 05-20-2008, 01:13 AM
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- Hoof shine!


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post #7 of 17 Old 05-20-2008, 02:31 AM
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it might depend on where you are! for all of the shows I've gone to (even schooling ones) they're mandatory! although the h/j schooling shows they've never asked for them. But the schooling dressage shows actually ask for a copy with your entry form. And the rated shows you actually have to show it to them to sign in. it might depend on your state. but i'd ask the show!!
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post #8 of 17 Old 05-20-2008, 02:32 AM
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the test is pretty cheap though. like $25 or something? and takes a few days to get the results back.
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post #9 of 17 Old 05-20-2008, 06:12 AM
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baby oil for the tail ( if its legal for your classes)
powder for white socks
clippers to touch up, scissors
twine!!!!
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post #10 of 17 Old 05-20-2008, 02:30 PM
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Oh gooness, ready thru this makes me glad that I'm not showing!
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