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        05-28-2009, 08:01 AM
    Tips please first comp.... EVA***

    Hi im going to my first horse show ever... Im very excited. It's a show jumping Comp. Im taking my new horse bud, & since i've never been to a comp before I was thinking you guys could give me some helpful tips for us. Im only jumping really small :'( (by Im I mean buddy's jumping & im staying on lol)

    So give me the low down what do you do to prepare, groom, etc your horse/s for a compitition.

    P.S. The comps on the 6 & 7th of June so i've only got a couple of days...

    **** Any tips warmly welcomed ****
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        05-28-2009, 10:47 AM
    Green Broke
    Ok Day before:
    Give bath
    Braid mane but don't wash it!
    Polish hooves
    Stable at night so he can't get himself dirty
    Put a sheet on him
    Load everything in the trailer so that you are ready
    Before loading your tack wash saddle pads and give your tack a good scrub
    Day of:
    Get up EARLY and get in your show clothes and do your hair before you leave home
    Wear a sweatsuit over your show clothes
    Get to the barn, wrap him up and load him in the trailer.
    Once you get to the grounds, check in and get him coggins tested by the secretary or designated person
    Unload him, unwrap him
    Go walk your course with your trainer and space your jumps.
    Then give yourself more than your normal ammount of time to warm up!
        05-28-2009, 11:43 AM
    Green Broke
    I would like to add that I would clean your tack a week beforehand. If you leave it to the last minute, your saddle will be extremely slippery, making it an uncomfortable ride when showtime comes. Then you can ride in it in the days leading up to the show and just buff it up a few days before.

    You don't need to do your hair before you leave. Hairnets can be uncomfortable!

    StormyBlues- what do you mean by getting him coggins tested? You should have a coggins BEFORE you get there, as they won't let you compete if you don't...

    Have fun and make sure you enjoy it while you're there!
        05-28-2009, 06:29 PM
    Ummm, it's winter here lol should I still wash him?? If so how do I dry him so he wont get sick. Also we don't have stables....
        05-28-2009, 06:30 PM
    Oh & thanks ;)
        05-29-2009, 07:17 AM
    Does anyone else recommend anything else? Im really nervous :S

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